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2004 Hoffman Jumbo Western Big Leaf Maple /Sitka
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Hoffman
Product Year
2004
Model
Jumbo
Serial #
452
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
1436
Condition
Excellent
Body Type(s)
Large, Jumbo
Back & Sides
Maple - Bigleaf
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany - 5 Piece
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Cocobolo
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
Rosewood - Cocobolo
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.875 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
16.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
24.75 in
Scale Length (mm)
628.7 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.38 in
String Spacing (mm)
60.3 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Cedar Creek
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Description

From Charles Hoffman: For some years now I have been thinking about building a Jumbo shaped guitar, but have not been enamored of the larger jumbos like the Gibson J-200. So, using an old Gibson J-185 as my guide I have designed this guitar. The shape is quite similar but the body is quite a bit thinner, front to back. This seems to give the round warm sound of a wide soundboard without any tendency to boominess or "thump." The maple that I use is western Big Leaf maple which is a softer lighter wood than the hard or sugar eastern maple that was used for so many years by Gibson and guild. I think that the Big Leaf has a less strident tone and much prefer it. We have to agree with Charlie, this guitar is loud and clear and far more balance than the average Jumbo. The woods here are gorgeous to boot...

This is a great fingerstyle Jumbo. It has tremendous clarity, balance and power for a big guitar. I love Charlie's concept of a big, wide soundboard but shallower body to control the bass and keep it clear with great separation. This guitar sounds amazing for the blues and rag styles in particular.
 
This guitar gets all of the body and punch of a Jumbo without the 'mud' and 'thump.' It's a brilliant design and the maple on the back and sides is exquisite.
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SCALE LENGTH 24.75 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.38 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
MAPLE - BIGLEAF

From Charles Hoffman: For some years now I have been thinking about building a Jumbo shaped guitar, but have not been enamored of the larger jumbos like the Gibson J-200. So, using an old Gibson J-185 as my guide I have designed this guitar.
 

This is a great fingerstyle Jumbo. It has tremendous clarity, balance and power for a big guitar.
 
This guitar gets all of the body and punch of a Jumbo without the 'mud' and 'thump.' It's a brilliant design and the maple on the back and sides is exquisite.
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