Instrument Details

Hamblin SJ Flamed Mahogany/Cedar Made For Jim Tozier
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Hamblin
Product Year
2005
Model
SJ
Serial #
551
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
959
Condition
Mint
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Mahogany
Top
Cedar - Red
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Figured Mahogany and Curly Maple with Curly Maple Soundhole Insert
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Maple - Flamed
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Maple - Flamed
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickup
K&K Pure Western
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
20.25 in
Upper Bout
12 in
Lower Bout
16.125 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.6 in
Scale Length (mm)
650.2 mm
Nut Width
1.81 in
Nut Width (mm)
46 mm
String Spacing
2.56 in
String Spacing (mm)
65.1 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - TKL
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Description

Kent Hamblin has worked with Charles Fox and taught at the Roberto-Venn school of luthery so it's little surprise that his guitars are well crafted and elegantly designed. We particularly like his sense of style, how the small elements create his look. This SJ was originally made for recording artist Jim Tozier and is defined by it's stunning fiddle back Flamed Mahogany and Red Cedar top. These woods give it a boisterous voice that is clear and warm. The 25.6" scale invites Drop D and DADGAD or is home in Standard and the wider spacings are perfect for fingerstyle. Framed in curly Maple from top to bottom this is a sophisticated guitar that is stunning on many levels. This instrument features:

I've known Kent for several years and enjoy seeing his guitars at the luthier shows. The moment I played this one I loved it. The voice is very lively and the sounds leaps out of it. Probably because it was played in by Jim Tozier. The wood combination really works to create a union of clarity, power and warmth. This guitar works great in standard or drop tunings thanks to the 25.6" scale. The Mahogany is just stunning with it's tight fiddle back figure. A great Hamblin.
 
I haven't seen Kent's guitars before and I must say that I'm truly impressed. The tone is rich and workmanship is flawless.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.6 in
NUT WIDTH 1.81 in
STRING SPACING 2.56 in
WOODS CEDAR - RED,
MAHOGANY

Kent Hamblin has worked with Charles Fox and taught at the Roberto-Venn school of luthery so it's little surprise that his guitars are well crafted and elegantly designed. We particularly like his sense of style, how the small elements create his look.
 

I've known Kent for several years and enjoy seeing his guitars at the luthier shows. The moment I played this one I loved it.
 
I haven't seen Kent's guitars before and I must say that I'm truly impressed. The tone is rich and workmanship is flawless.
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