Instrument Details

2009 Ryan Nightingale, Madagascar Rosewood/Caspian Spruce

Regular Price: $14,995

Special Price (Sale) $13,385 $12,995

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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Ryan, Kevin
Product Year
2009
Model
Nightingale
Serial #
670-65
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP889
Condition
Excellent. Recently refretted.
Body Type(s)
Large, Grand Auditorium
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Madagascar
Top
Spruce - Caspian
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Arm Bevel
Yes
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Rosewood and Abalone
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots, 12th Fret Inlay
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Rose
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Gotoh
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
L.R. Baggs Lyric
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20.5 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
15.875 in
Body Depth Heel
3.375 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25 in
Scale Length (mm)
635 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.313 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
5 lb. 1 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

Kevin Ryan’s guitars are known for being methodically engineered for fingerstyle music and dressed to the nines with ergonomic features. We recently landed a whopper that exemplifies all of that and more. This 2009 Nightingale was custom built for a client who needed a thinner body for playability, so Kevin reduced the depth of the sides by a half inch, and added his acoustic flutes and arm bevel and a short 25” scale fretboard to make this instrument as effortless as possible. Primo-grade Madagascar Rosewood make up the arched back and sides, which Kevin paired with a set of his Caspian Spruce (Picea Orientalis), and a rose inlaid into the headstock from none other than inlay virtuoso Larry Robinson. The neck is reinforced with graphite rods, which enabled Kevin to pare the neck carve down to a trim C shape that flattens slightly at the peak.


Additionally, there’s an L.R. Baggs Lyric pickup installed, a Calton flight case custom fit for this Nightingale’s unique dimensions, and a fresh set of frets ready for action. The voice has opened up into a sweet panoply of overtones and clear fundamental since 2009. The trebles have that round quality reminiscent of bells, and we love how silkily the bass notes roll out of this guitar. With Kevin’s acoustic flutes, the player gets a bit extra in their ear, which is a wonderful boon when you’re on stage, or playing with another musician. In short, this Ryan Nightingale is the complete package for playability with no sacrifice to tone and projection.


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I love the beautiful appointments on this guitar. It’s very unique and eye catching. The Caspian Spruce top has a very fine grain and sophisticated voice. This one was custom built with the short scale so it plays like butter and has a sweet invoice. I really like it for beautiful pieces. Another wonderful creation by Kevin Ryan.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.313 in
WOODS SPRUCE - CASPIAN,
ROSEWOOD - MADAGASCAR

Kevin Ryan’s guitars are known for being methodically engineered for fingerstyle music and dressed to the nines with ergonomic features. We recently landed a whopper that exemplifies all of that and more.
 

I love the beautiful appointments on this guitar. It’s very unique and eye catching.
 
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