Instrument Details

2016 Charis SJ, Indian Rosewood/Sinker Redwood
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Status
Sold
Brand
Charis (Bill Wise)
Product Year
2016
Model
SJ
Serial #
455
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1838
Condition
Minute ding at back by endgraft, some tarnishing at tuner posts and strap button.
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Indian
Top
Redwood - Sinker
Neck Wood
Mahogany - 5 Piece
Neck Profile
C
Arm Bevel
Yes
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Larry Robinson Birds
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Larry Robinson
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Koa
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold with Koa Buttons
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
K&K Pure Mini
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
19.375 in
Upper Bout
11.375 in
Lower Bout
15.375 in
Body Depth Heel
4.125 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 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 - Calton Flight Case
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Description

A beautiful pairing: Larry Robinson’s inlay wizardry and Bill Wise’s guitarbuilding masterwork. This is a gorgeous SJ model from 2016, hands down. Indian Rosewood back and sides with Sinker Redwood on top come together for warmth and sweet overtones, and the setup is typical Charis—smooth and glassy. Larry’s inlays take the form of a series of birds and branches sprawling across the fretboard and headstock veneer, and Bill trimmed the body out with flamed Koa (really making the arm bevel pop!). Upper bout soundport to bring it all together. Our repair folks recently installed a K&K Pure Mini pickup too, so this one is stage ready to boot!


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I simply adore these bird inlays by Larry Robinson. Larry is one of the best in the world and his skills pair nicely with those of Bill Wise in this instrument. Bill achieves a really rich and gorgeous voice in this instrument. He gets the most from the Sinker Redwood which is warm and lush, paired perfectly with Indian Rosewood here for push and clarity. Versatile fingerstyle instrument.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS REDWOOD - SINKER,
ROSEWOOD - INDIAN

A beautiful pairing: Larry Robinson’s inlay wizardry and Bill Wise’s guitarbuilding masterwork. This is a gorgeous SJ model from 2016, hands down.
 

I simply adore these bird inlays by Larry Robinson. Larry is one of the best in the world and his skills pair nicely with those of Bill Wise in this instrument.
 
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