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2009 Sobell New World, African Blackwood/German Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Sobell, Stefan
Product Year
2009
Model
New World
Serial #
409
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1133
Condition
Mint! Only one tiny ding on top.
Body Type(s)
Large, Grand Auditorium
Back & Sides
Blackwood - African
Top
Spruce - German
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
V - Hard
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Crows' Feet
Top Trim
Crow's Feet
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
Melamine
Body Bindings
Maple
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
Highlander
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
19.625 in
Upper Bout
11.75 in
Lower Bout
15.625 in
Body Depth Heel
3.625 in
Body Depth Tail
4.25 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
45 mm
String Spacing
2.375 in
String Spacing (mm)
60 mm
Weight
5 lb. 6 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

What better endorsement for a guitar than Martin Simpson’s own two hands? We’ve got a 2009 Sobell New World model formerly owned by the man himself, with some gorgeous dark African Blackwood back and sides and German Spruce on top. The fretboard features a slightly wider nut (1.78 inches) for easy fretting, and the setup is butter smooth and easy. A Highlander pickup for a gorgeous amplified tone, and then there’s a hardcore Calton flight case to keep the New World safe between home and stage.
The voice has opened up sweetly since 2009, with liquid trebles and a round, warm midrange response that’s a real pleasure to play around with in DADGAD and beyond. You can really even take this Sobell down to C# territory without the bass response waxing floppy. You’ve got enough projection to flatpick your way through a session without getting lost in the crowd, and when you’re playing solo compositions later on a delicate touch will still bring out a clear and dynamic tone.
Hands down, this Sobell New World is firing on all cylinders.


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This gorgeous New World model was once owned by Martin Simpson himself, and accordingly is a great fit for DADGAD tuning. This one features a wider fingerboard and V neck, and a glassy top end that really livens up the voice.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.375 in
WOODS SPRUCE - GERMAN,
BLACKWOOD - AFRICAN

What better endorsement for a guitar than Martin Simpson’s own two hands? We’ve got a 2009 Sobell New World model formerly owned by the man himself, with some gorgeous dark African Blackwood back and sides and German Spruce on top.
 

This gorgeous New World model was once owned by Martin Simpson himself, and accordingly is a great fit for DADGAD tuning. This one features a wider fingerboard and V neck, and a glassy top end that really livens up the voice.
 
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