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2008 Southwell A Series Special Edition, Brazilian Rosewood/German Spruce
$11,325 $10,995
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Southwell Guitars
Product Year
2008
Model
A Series Special Edition
Serial #
250
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1092
Condition
Very good. One side crack, bass-side, cleated and stabilized by our very own repair staff.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - German
Neck Wood
Maple - Figured
Neck Profile
D
Arm Bevel
Yes
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Custom
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Instrument Finish
French Polish
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Rodgers
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19 mm
Upper Bout
11.625 mm
Lower Bout
15 mm
Body Depth Heel
3.375 mm
Body Depth Tail
3.875 mm
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.94 in
Nut Width (mm)
49 mm
String Spacing
2.188 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
3 lb. 12 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Kingham
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Description

They don’t build ‘em like this anymore. Literally. Gary Southwell no longer builds with Brazilian Rosewood, and not only does this A Series boast one of the last sets of Brazilian he's ever used, but it also features an exquisitely tight-grained German Spruce top given to Gary by none other than Julien Bream. This is Gary’s 250th guitar, built in 2008 and featuring the distinct headstock and Rodgers tuner arrangement of his A Series, as well as engraved bone appointments, an arm rest, and Florentine Cutaway.
The Maple neck has a slim profile that’s easy on the hands, and thanks to the cutaway and elevated fingerboard, all the frets are quickly beneath your fingertips. The bass response has an extra helping of clarity and definition to really let those bass notes stand out in the mix, without overpowering the other registers. Gary’s custom Rodgers tuners glide effortlessly, and the overall lightweight build (only 3lbs 12oz) and slim neck make for an exercise in easy playability. In short, this Southwell A Series excels on both fronts, ergonomic and tonal. And there won’t be any more quite like it from Gary.


Other keywords: lutherie, luthier, anniversary guitar, commemorative guitar, nylon string, classical music

This is a very special guitar to celebrate 250 instruments being built by Gary Southwell. He selected a fine set Brazilian Rosewood for this A Series guitar with his adjustable neck, cutaway, and big, bold voice. Very strong bass response and trebles that match their intensity. This one provides a very musical experience for the player and will surely inspire hours and hours of music.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 645 mm
NUT WIDTH 49 mm
STRING SPACING 55.6 mm
WOODS SPRUCE - GERMAN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

They don’t build ‘em like this anymore. Literally.
 

This is a very special guitar to celebrate 250 instruments being built by Gary Southwell. He selected a fine set Brazilian Rosewood for this A Series guitar with his adjustable neck, cutaway, and big, bold voice.
 
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