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Brand New Skytop Guitars Grand Concert, Flamed Myrtle/Ancient Sitka Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Skytop Guitars
Product Year
2017
Model
Grand Concert
Serial #
17-034
New/Preowned
New
SKU
TMP499
Body Type(s)
Medium, Grand Concert
Back & Sides
Myrtle - Flamed
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
None
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Koa
Fret Markers
Side Dots, Koa Band at 12th
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Polyester
Bindings
Koa
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Cosmo Black
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.125 in
Upper Bout
11.25 in
Lower Bout
15.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3.5 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25 in
Scale Length (mm)
635 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
45.2 mm
String Spacing
2.125 in
String Spacing (mm)
54 mm
Weight
4 lb. 6 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Ameritage
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Description

When it rains, it pours. That’s exactly what happens as soon as you put finger to string on this brand new, soundproofed Grand Concert from Skytop Guitars: a torrent of colorful overtones and crisp attack. After our recent visit to the 2017 Woodstock Invitational Luthier Showcase, we came home with a number of new builders to showcase at our shop, but this one takes the cake for originality. Flamed Myrtle back and sides, almost 3,000-year-old Ancient Sitka Spruce top, Koa appointments, and two large bass-side soundports in lieu of a traditional soundhole.


In so doing, Eric was able to brace the top much more lightly without compromising its structural integrity (like putting a big hole in the middle might do). The result is a warm, round fundamental with a quick response! Great balance across the registers, and it doesn’t take an aggressive attack to get heaps of projection; even a light touch goes a long way.


This Skytop GC is not your granddaddy’s ole Martin; it’s a whole new breed of guitar.

We met Eric at the 2017 Woodstock show and were impressed by his soundport-only GC. Gorgeous Myrtle back and sides with a 2,800 year-old Sitka Spruce top! Very lively response, and great balance to match.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.125 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
MYRTLE - FLAMED

When it rains, it pours. That’s exactly what happens as soon as you put finger to string on this brand new, soundproofed Grand Concert from Skytop Guitars: a torrent of colorful overtones and crisp attack.
 

We met Eric at the 2017 Woodstock show and were impressed by his soundport-only GC. Gorgeous Myrtle back and sides with a 2,800 year-old Sitka Spruce top!
 
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