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2004 Greven Prairie State Lacewood/Sitka
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Greven
Product Year
2004
Model
Prairie State
Serial #
1396
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5299
Condition
Excellent. Minor finish checking on neck.
Body Type(s)
Large, Jumbo
Back & Sides
Lacewood
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Ivoroid and Wood
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Mahogany
Fret Markers
MOP Diamonds
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Mahogany
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Nickel Open-Geared
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.875 in
Upper Bout
12.875 in
Lower Bout
17 in
Body Depth Heel
3.5 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.31 in
Scale Length (mm)
642.9 mm
Nut Width
1.81 in
Nut Width (mm)
46 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

On the long road of playing music, it's inevitable that one day you're going to yearn for something different to rekindle your practice and enliven your style. This 2004 Prairie State Jumbo built by John Greven might be that perfect side road to start trekking down--between the swooping curves, gorgeous woods, and thunderous voice, this guitar has a lifetime of exciting tunes to offer. Just look at the Lacewood used for the back and sides! You'll be hard-pressed to find many guitars with such dramatically-figured wood (this is one of the only sets of Lacewood that John's been able to get his hands on in his many years in the business), or with Lacewood's combination of Rosewood richness with a twist of Mahogany-esque dry clarity.

Any lowered tuning under the sun is fair game for this creature; we tried everything down to Cadd9 and the bass notes remained crisp and pronounced. This Jumbo is based on the Larson Brothers' Prairie State Jumbos (hence the 17" lower bout), and the shallow sides add extra definition to the voice, making this a prime candidate for fingerstylists (not to mention the 1 13/16" nut for easy left hand tricks). Ready for a huge voice with impeccable balance? This one's for you.

To say that the Lacewood back and sides are beautiful is an understatement. I've rarely seen wood so powerfully figured, or with such strong color. Tonally, this wonder child has a great balance between the round bass notes and crisp trebles, with a few high overtones to help fill out the voice.
 
This guitar grabbed me as soon as I played the first note. The larger but thinner body gives it an amazing balance that sounds as good strummed as picked. I could spend some time with this one.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.31 in
NUT WIDTH 1.81 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
LACEWOOD

On the long road of playing music, it's inevitable that one day you're going to yearn for something different to rekindle your practice and enliven your style. This 2004 Prairie State Jumbo built by John Greven might be that perfect side road to start trekking down--between the swooping curves, gorgeous woods, and thunderous voice, this guitar has a lifetime of exciting tunes to offer.
 

To say that the Lacewood back and sides are beautiful is an understatement. I've rarely seen wood so powerfully figured, or with such strong color.
 
This guitar grabbed me as soon as I played the first note. The larger but thinner body gives it an amazing balance that sounds as good strummed as picked.
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