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2017 Sifel Creek 000-12 Fret Cocobolo/Tunnel 13 Redwood
$6,690 $6,495
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Sifel Creek Guitars
Product Year
2017
Model
000-12 Fret
Serial #
002
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5411
Condition
Only a few shallow top dings.
Body Type(s)
Small, 000
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Cocobolo
Top
Redwood - Tunnel 13
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Koa
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Abalone Stars
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood - Cocobolo
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Koa
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.125 in
Upper Bout
11.25 in
Lower Bout
15.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
24.9 in
Scale Length (mm)
632 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
4 lb. 15 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Ameritage
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Description

Mike Byle, veteran of the guitar building world, has implemented decades of practice and experimentation in his new line of personal instruments under the label Sifel Creek Guitars, and we couldn't be happier with the results! This 000-12 Fret has an easy richness across all the registers which translates into lush arrangements for fingerstyle and fat, juicy solos with a flatpick.


Cocobolo is always gorgeous, but the set for this back and sides is another order of magnitude, and is offset by curly Koa bindings and a celtic knot inlaid into the heel cap. For the Tunnel 13 Redwood top, Mike added an ultra-thin lamination of Spruce to strengthen the Redwood and allow the braces to be measureably lighter--the result is a Redwood top which approaches Spruce in its projection! Add to that a 12-fret neck for even more warmth, and you're looking at an instrument which plays effortlessly and with a knack for dynamic, full technicolor arrangements.

It's great to finally get together with Mike to promote his new guitars. The Tunnel 13 and Cocobolo work really well together for an extra helping of rich, buttery tone on this one, and the playability is a dream--perfect fit! If Martin Simpson, Ricky Skaggs, Tony McManus, Mike Love ,Martin Carthy, Joe Smothers, and John Mayer all have guitars from Mike, he must be doing something right.
 
A great-sounding and playing guitar from a new guitar company, although the luthier is not new to the world of acoustics. Mike Byle has been doing it for a well-known company for the past 18 years and is now going out on his own with the help of PearlWorks, the inlay company. He has many new and exciting ideas when it comes to bracing and building, and these new Sifel Creeks are some of his best ever.
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SCALE LENGTH 24.9 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS REDWOOD - TUNNEL 13,
ROSEWOOD - COCOBOLO

Mike Byle, veteran of the guitar building world, has implemented decades of practice and experimentation in his new line of personal instruments under the label Sifel Creek Guitars, and we couldn't be happier with the results! This 000-12 Fret has an easy richness across all the registers which translates into lush arrangements for fingerstyle and fat, juicy solos with a flatpick.
 

It's great to finally get together with Mike to promote his new guitars. The Tunnel 13 and Cocobolo work really well together for an extra helping of rich, buttery tone on this one, and the playability is a dream--perfect fit!
 
A great-sounding and playing guitar from a new guitar company, although the luthier is not new to the world of acoustics. Mike Byle has been doing it for a well-known company for the past 18 years and is now going out on his own with the help of PearlWorks, the inlay company.
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