Instrument Details

1993 Sobell Double Decker, Brazilian/German Spruce

Regular Price: $9,795

Special Price (Sale) $8,235 $7,995

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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Sobell
Product Year
1993
Model
Double Decker
Serial #
0693
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP477
Condition
Overall great shape, only a few pick dings in the top around the soundhole.
Body Type(s)
Large, Slope Dreadnought
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - German
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Multi-Colored Wood
Top Trim
Multi-Color Wood
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuner Finish
Nickel with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
21.125 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
16.625 in
Body Depth Heel
4.75 in
Body Depth Tail
5.375 in
Scale Length
25.625 in
Scale Length (mm)
650.9 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
4 lb. 13 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Calton Flight Case
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Description

One of the guys here had to stop playing this guitar when his hands started shaking: the response of this Double Decker is siesmic. Stefan Sobell makes an incredible guitar these days, and it’s obvious from guitars like this big boy from 1993 that he’s had his master’s touch for an incredibly long time.


This is the sort of guitar which, when played, can reduce a player to monosyllabic sentences. It’s hard to say anything more complex than, “Woah,” after you’ve experienced the sheer complexity of this guitar’s voice. The Mahogany neck features Sobell’s flattened C profile (slim and slick) and meets the body at the 12th fret, increasing the warmth of the mids and moving the bridge further down from the soundhole in order to better active the German Spruce top. The Brazilian Rosewood back and sides feature dramatic, twisting grain patterns and are still stable and crack free after 25 years of music.


The setup threads the needle for both fingerstyle and flatpicking, especially if you like going into dropped tunings. Just strum an open chord, and you’ll be amazed at the sheer volume of this Double Decker. The velvet-rich bass response pairs with sweet, fat trebles—and even when you dig in with aggressive attack the voice remains articulate and defined.


The Double Decker is a force of nature, plain and simple.

Holy cow! The voice is dynamic, expansive, and articulate all at the same time. The big box, paired with a 12-fret neck, makes for a rich response and hefty sustain.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.625 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - GERMAN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

One of the guys here had to stop playing this guitar when his hands started shaking: the response of this Double Decker is siesmic. Stefan Sobell makes an incredible guitar these days, and it’s obvious from guitars like this big boy from 1993 that he’s had his master’s touch for an incredibly long time.
 

Holy cow! The voice is dynamic, expansive, and articulate all at the same time.
 
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