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2016 Noemi Baritone Koa/Adirondack (Red)
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Status
Sold
Brand
Noemi Guitars
Product Year
Select Year
Model
Baritone
Serial #
121716
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5382
Condition
Brand New. Play wear below soundhole from demonstrating at guitar show.
Body Type(s)
Large, Baritone
Back & Sides
Koa
Top
xx
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Koa
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Koa
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Koa
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Koa
Tuners
Sperzel
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.1875 in
Upper Bout
11.625 in
Lower Bout
15.6875 in
Body Depth Heel
3.875 in
Body Depth Tail
4.625 in
Scale Length
27.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
698.5 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.19 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

Paul's been pretty busy as of late wrangling new builders for the shop, and as a result we have some powerful new additions to our lineup. Enter: Noemi Schembri, an Italian builder with an original aesthetic and loudly expressive guitars. Here we have a new 2016 Baritone which Noemi built for the Santa Barbara show and was an instant hit at the event. We're not surprised: this Baritone is a great feat of contemporary design.

The voice is rich yet balanced, with treble strings that are dripping with juicy goodness; try a Cadd9 chord in standard and you'll see what we mean. Set up to Ab standard, this Baritone has an easy playability and smooth setup, and the notes that pour out of its elliptical soundhole are huge and airy, thanks to the Koa back and sides and Adirondack Spruce top. In further dropped tunings, this guitar held up wonderfully, even thrived--the equivalent of DADGAD made this Baritone an almost cosmic force.

Even though this guitar has a larger than average body, the weight is incredibly light--we've played many regular steel strings that are half again as heavy as this Baritone. Add to that a Manzer-style body wedge, and you're looking at a uniquely accessible Baritone guitar. For us it was love at first sight (or strum).

It was lovely to meet Noemi for the first time at the Santa Barbara show. We received two of her guitars, this Baritone and an SJ, from that trip, and I can't wait for more! This Baritone is remarkably light, and all of that translates into the Adirondack Spruce top having a fierce projection and none of the muddiness that plagues lesser Baritones.
 
I tuned this one to Bb standard but I felt it could go probably easily go up to B. It's really fun to play and the unusual shape of the sound hole sets it apart from the crowd.
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SCALE LENGTH 27.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.19 in
WOODS XX,
KOA

Paul's been pretty busy as of late wrangling new builders for the shop, and as a result we have some powerful new additions to our lineup. Enter: Noemi Schembri, an Italian builder with an original aesthetic and loudly expressive guitars.
 

It was lovely to meet Noemi for the first time at the Santa Barbara show. We received two of her guitars, this Baritone and an SJ, from that trip, and I can't wait for more!
 
I tuned this one to Bb standard but I felt it could go probably easily go up to B. It's really fun to play and the unusual shape of the sound hole sets it apart from the crowd.
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