Instrument Details

2008 Schwartz Advanced Auditorium Cutaway Cocobolo/Engelmann Spruce

Regular Price: $8,995

Special Price (Sale) $8,750 $8,495

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Status
In Stock
Brand
Schwartz, Sheldon
Product Year
2008
Model
Advanced Auditorium Cutaway
Serial #
133
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5049
Condition
Excellent, only light scratches around the pickguard, faint swirls at headstock, some B string fret wear.
Body Type(s)
Large, Grand Auditorium
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Cocobolo
Top
Spruce - Engelmann
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
MOP
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Vines
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Maple
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Chrome With Black Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
16.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3.625 in
Body Depth Tail
4.375 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
5 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Ameritage
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Description

Sheldon Schwartz may just be a miracle worker--the voice of this Advanced Auditorium is seraphic. In pairing Cocobolo Rosewood back and sides with a gorgeous Engelmann Spruce top, Schwartz gave this Grand Auditorium-sized guitar a tonal palette which is rich but controlled, with a great balance across the registers. Flatpickers, rejoice: the Advanced Auditorium responds with resounding projection and clarity. Prefer your fingertips? Fingerstyle accentuates the balance and scope, letting the low-end mellow out and accompany the middle registers in perfect harmony.
Airy overtones in the trebles fill out the voice, lending the instrument a sweetness and poise that is matched only by Schartz's appointments, from the figured Curly Maple bindings to the Mother-Of-Pearl and Shell vine inlays across the rosette and at the twelfth fret. Kept in immaculate condition, you won't believe this guitar isn't even a decade old. There are probably brand-new guitars out there with more scratches. Protected by an equally immaculate Ameritage hardshell case, there's no need to worry about the instrument ever getting hurt in your travels.
Combining easy playability, rich tonality, and flawless condition, be prepared to play this Advanced Auditorium for many, many long hours.


Here's an additional demo with our own Al Petteway: https://youtu.be/7KMfzW_TImA


Here's an additional demo with Paul from 2018: https://youtu.be/CVWOuGHfS64

I love it when we get some of Sheldon's work in the shop! The man's hands are perfect instruments--just like his guitars.
 
Great tone and wonderful sustain sets this guitar apart from the crowd. Deep bass tones and sharp trebles characterize this guitar. It responds well to picking and strumming.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ENGELMANN,
ROSEWOOD - COCOBOLO

Sheldon Schwartz may just be a miracle worker--the voice of this Advanced Auditorium is seraphic. In pairing Cocobolo Rosewood back and sides with a gorgeous Engelmann Spruce top, Schwartz gave this Grand Auditorium-sized guitar a tonal palette which is rich but controlled, with a great balance across the registers.
 

I love it when we get some of Sheldon's work in the shop! The man's hands are perfect instruments--just like his guitars.
 
Great tone and wonderful sustain sets this guitar apart from the crowd. Deep bass tones and sharp trebles characterize this guitar.
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