Instrument Details

1998 Claxton EM Indian/Sitka
$6,690$6,495
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Claxton, Ed
Product Year
1998
Model
EM
Serial #
056
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5464
Condition
Near Mint
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Indian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
None
Bindings
Maple
Tuners
Schaller
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
11.25 in
Lower Bout
15.625 in
Body Depth Heel
3.625 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.2 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.38 in
String Spacing (mm)
60.5 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

This baby does it all. In essentially the same shape since its birth in 1998, this Claxton EM can take whatever tuning or genre you throw at it and make something beautiful out of it. The classic combination of Indian Rosewood and Sitka Spruce has rarely sounded so crisp, even, and projective--at Claxton's SJ-size, this EM has a huge voice, but its lightweight construction makes for a guitar that's easy on the shoulders to play for extended periods of time.

The string-to-string balance is yep, you guessed it, superb; the bass notes are rich but focused, paired sweetly with the trebles. When we flatpicked tunes, the EM roared, then with nails and fingertips we found the woody tones in the lower-middle register blossomed. After only a moment's strum you can tell this EM has opened up deliciously in the past 19 years--but it still looks practically new!

Just a great all-around guitar. The play feel is glassy and quick, and I love the understated style that Ed's rockin' here.
 
I love playing Ed Claxton's guitars. They have a warmth and clarity that is hard to find and the workmanship is amazing. This one is slightly more traditional in its styling compared to his newer instruments, but the years of playing have really opened it up.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.38 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - INDIAN

This baby does it all. In essentially the same shape since its birth in 1998, this Claxton EM can take whatever tuning or genre you throw at it and make something beautiful out of it.
 

Just a great all-around guitar. The play feel is glassy and quick, and I love the understated style that Ed's rockin' here.
 
I love playing Ed Claxton's guitars. They have a warmth and clarity that is hard to find and the workmanship is amazing.
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