Instrument Details

2015 Charis SJ The Music Box, Brazilian Rosewood/Cedar

Regular Price: $17,495

Special Price (Sale) $16,681 $16,195

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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Charis (Bill Wise)
Product Year
2015
Model
SJ The Music Box
Serial #
400
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
4733
Condition
One small ding on side by tailblock, two small cracks at heel/cutaway stabilized by our own repair team.
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Cedar - Red
Neck Wood
Mahogany - 5 Piece
Neck Profile
C
Arm Bevel
Yes
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Wood
Top Trim
W/B/W Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Koa
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
13
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
Koa
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo, Gears
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Koa
Tuners
Gotoh 510 Delta Series
Tuner Finish
Black with Koa Buttons
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
11.375 in
Lower Bout
15.375 in
Body Depth Heel
4.125 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25 in
Scale Length (mm)
635 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
45 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
4 lb. 7 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

The 2015 Charis Music Box performs exactly as its name implies: it keeps singing, all of its own accord. Bill Wise's steady hands have teamed up with the artistic eye of his daughter, Rebecca Wise, to produce a startling feat of inlay across the guitar's body and neck in the form of cogs, nuts, bolts, and keys. Bill picked out a figured Brazilian Rosewood set for the back and sides and a uniquely colored Cedar top for a lush, incredibly complex tonal palette. Every inch of this guitar resonates with the individual properties of each of so many different materials--and the result is orchestral, grand, absorbing. The Music Box will eat up all of your favorite altered tunings and still maintain Wise's characteristic articulation and balance. Moreover, the 13 fret design renders so much sound into a slightly smaller, more intimate package which is effortless to fret. Comes wrapped up safe and sound in a Calton case.


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Here's an additional demo with our own Al Petteway when we first had this lovely instrument: https://youtu.be/8-8FedBlMaU

This is number 400 from Bill Wise, and he pulled out all the stops from the most amazing woods for this collaboration with his daughter for a Music Box theme. Gorgeous inlays throughout make this a truly collectible and special guitar from Charis Acoustics. Bill's friendship with Jim Olson is well known, and you can hear it in the tone of this instrument as well. James Taylor fans will love it.
 
This one was designed for the steampunk lovers among us. The inlaid gears that appear in different parts of the guitar are really well done and make it a unique guitar. The tone is dry and open with plenty of character.
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SCALE LENGTH 25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS CEDAR - RED,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

The 2015 Charis Music Box performs exactly as its name implies: it keeps singing, all of its own accord. Bill Wise's steady hands have teamed up with the artistic eye of his daughter, Rebecca Wise, to produce a startling feat of inlay across the guitar's body and neck in the form of cogs, nuts, bolts, and keys. Bill picked out a figured Brazilian Rosewood set for the back and sides and a uniquely colored Cedar top for a lush, incredibly complex tonal palette. Every inch of this guitar resonates with the individual properties of each of so many different materials--and the result is orchestral, grand, absorbing. The Music Box will eat up all of your favorite altered tunings and still maintain Wise's characteristic articulation and balance.
 

This is number 400 from Bill Wise, and he pulled out all the stops from the most amazing woods for this collaboration with his daughter for a Music Box theme. Gorgeous inlays throughout make this a truly collectible and special guitar from Charis Acoustics.
 
This one was designed for the steampunk lovers among us. The inlaid gears that appear in different parts of the guitar are really well done and make it a unique guitar.
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