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Hoffman Piccolo (Terz) High Tuned Guitar Healdsburg New
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Status
Sold
Brand
Hoffman
Product Year
2007
Model
Piccolo
Serial #
516
New/Preowned
New
SKU
508
Condition
Brand New New
Body Type(s)
Small, 0/Parlor, Travel
Top
xx
Neck Wood
Mahogany - 5 Piece
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Rosewood
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Maple - Flamed
Tuners
Waverly
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
17 in
Upper Bout
8.75 in
Lower Bout
12.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
3.88 in
Scale Length
22.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
571 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.45 mm
String Spacing
2.375 in
String Spacing (mm)
60.325 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Cedar Creek
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Description

We fell in love with this little beauty at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival. The Terz guitar design has been with us since the late 1700s and is often seen as part of a guitar orchestra. Now it's making it's way into the hands of players who are simply seeking another voice and the wonderous, sparkling higher register of a Terz guitar is magical. This Hoffman Piccolo, with it's 22.5" scale, is designed to be tuned up A (or G depending on strings), so you are playing a 4th higher than standard guitar. This etheral sound will surely inspire the songwriter or arranger who is intrigued by new sounds. Owner Paul Heumiller enjoys playing his at jams where he plays the relative key to fill out the sound of multiple guitars and add high end sparkle. In short the Terz guitar offering a very definite new and exciting voice for any arsenal of guitars.

As a songwriter I definitely respond to the instruments I play. When I grab an old steel guitar or a baritone or a Terz it always leads to a new piece. Playing tuned up to A is a totally different feeling and it's leads you to new places. Charlie Hoffman build guitars that have a huge amount of tone and play flawlessly. This guitar is exquisitely constructed and the standard nut and saddle make it easy to move from a standard guitar to this Piccolo. Another gem from the Healdsburg Guitar Festival.
 
This little guitar is so much fun to play. I would love to own one. Every collector needs one of these and a baritone so they can cover the full range of tonal possibilites.
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SCALE LENGTH 22.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.375 in
WOODS XX,

We fell in love with this little beauty at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival. The Terz guitar design has been with us since the late 1700s and is often seen as part of a guitar orchestra.
 

As a songwriter I definitely respond to the instruments I play. When I grab an old steel guitar or a baritone or a Terz it always leads to a new piece.
 
This little guitar is so much fun to play. I would love to own one.
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