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2003 Claxton Malabar, Brazilian Rosewood/Engelmann Spruce
$14,415 $13,995
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Claxton, Ed
Product Year
2003
Model
Malabar
Serial #
4/122
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP1956
Condition
Hardly any marks. Very faint B string fret wear in first position.
Body Type(s)
Small, 00, 000
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Engelmann
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Marquetry
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.75 in
Upper Bout
10.625 in
Lower Bout
14.75 in
Body Depth Heel
3.375 in
Body Depth Tail
4.375 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.875 in
Nut Width (mm)
47.5 mm
String Spacing
2.375 in
String Spacing (mm)
60 mm
Weight
3 lb. 14 oz.
Case
Original - Calton Flight Case
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Description

Ed Claxton’s Malabar model strikes a fine balance between Parlor and OM: intimate and colorful dynamic range, plus added power and projection. This particular example is a beauty with Brazilian Rosewood and Engelmann Spruce, 12 fret neck, and a 1 7/8” nut for comfortable lefthand work. The setup is slinky and smooth, holding up well for dropped and altered tunings, and with a sub-four-pounds playing weight it’s so comfy to boot.
The voice is lush and smooth, with an easy blend between bass, mids, and treble. Big chords sound out sweet and envelop you; a perfect instrument for spacious airs. Built in 2003, this Claxton is still in excellent shape, with the added bonus of having opened up for going on two decades.


Other keywords: lutherie, luthier, handbuilt, brazilain, wavily, fingerstyle, parlor, small-bodied, calton,

Ed Claxton is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, and he builds a guitar that to me is complete. The Malabar is a small body, 00-size guitar but the sound is like that of an OM. Warm, round bass response plus clear, strong melody notes that will surprise you and inspire you.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.875 in
STRING SPACING 2.375 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ENGELMANN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Ed Claxton’s Malabar model strikes a fine balance between Parlor and OM: intimate and colorful dynamic range, plus added power and projection. This particular example is a beauty with Brazilian Rosewood and Engelmann Spruce, 12 fret neck, and a 1 7/8” nut for comfortable lefthand work.
 

Ed Claxton is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, and he builds a guitar that to me is complete. The Malabar is a small body, 00-size guitar but the sound is like that of an OM.
 
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