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2016 Greven The 000-12 Custom, Brazilian Rosewood/Engelmann Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Greven, John
Product Year
2016
Model
The 000-12 Custom
Serial #
2297
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2267
Condition
Well cared for. One top mark, one minute mark at back of neck. Light 1st/2nd string fret wear.
Body Type(s)
Small, 000
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Engelmann
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Abalone
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Grover
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one, ask about options
Body Length
20.5 in
Upper Bout
10.875 in
Lower Bout
15 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.25 in
Scale Length
24.9 in
Scale Length (mm)
632 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
45 mm
String Spacing
2.313 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.921 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.988 in
Weight
4 lb. 2 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Guardian
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Description

Power and poise, in a petite package! This 2016 Greven is the real deal, folks, a powerhouse that loves an aggressive attack but has the responsiveness and dynamic range to bloom under a light touch too. Fingers and picks both welcome! We don’t often find guitars that really manage to work well for both, but this 000-12 Custom is one of those rare pieces. Moreover this beauty is outfitted with gorgeous, straight-grained Brazilian Rosewood and high-altitude harvested Engelmann Spruce, has a chunky and wide neck that’s oh. so. comfortable with its 1 25/32” nut, and subtle Abalone top trim to tie it all together. The voice pairs up a lively and warm bass response with a rich midrange and smooth, glassy top end. It’s a great choice for Standard as well as DADGAD and even C tunings. The Engelmann Spruce John used here came from a tree cut from the top of a range in the Rockies, and features incredibly tight grain. John typically preferred not using Engelmann, but these few sets had the qualities we associate with Adirondack—headroom, clarity, power—and John put them to proper use. The Brazilian is even more unique: this prewar straight-grain stock came from a 1937 log that yielded only a handful of sets. This lines up with Martin stock of the time as well, and as John believes, could have come from near where Martin sourced their coastal Brazilian Rosewood with its characteristic reds and dark winter growth lines.


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John Greven has been a prolific maker for decades. His specialty has been wonderful adaptations of the vintage prewar guitars we all love.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 24.9 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.313 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ENGELMANN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Power and poise, in a petite package! This 2016 Greven is the real deal, folks, a powerhouse that loves an aggressive attack but has the responsiveness and dynamic range to bloom under a light touch too.
 

John Greven has been a prolific maker for decades. His specialty has been wonderful adaptations of the vintage prewar guitars we all love.
 
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