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2010 Brondel Essential A2, Walnut/Cedar
$6,175 $5,995
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Brondel
Product Year
2010
Model
Essential A2
Serial #
100525
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP850
Condition
Excellent. Two small finish checks at fretboard extension.
Body Type(s)
Medium, 000
Back & Sides
Walnut
Top
Cedar
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Marquetry
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Tortoise Style
Tuners
Hipshot
Tuner Finish
Black
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
11.75 in
Lower Bout
15.125 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4.75 in
Scale Length
25.625 in
Scale Length (mm)
651 mm
Nut Width
1.81 in
Nut Width (mm)
46 mm
String Spacing
2.35 in
String Spacing (mm)
59.5 mm
Weight
4 lb. 1 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Access
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Laurent Brondel’s “The Essential” A2 pulls off what so many guitarists crave, but so few find: a dynamic instrument that’s equally at home with picks as fingertips. Walnut back and sides paired with a Cedar top and appointed in a minimalist style, this 2010 A2 offers a pleasing mix of crunch in the bass and juicy definition in the trebles. This guitar projects handsomely, and we tested that while covering up the soundport to make sure we weren’t fooled.


In size, Brondel’s A2 is a 14-fret 000, and this one lives up to the dynamic potential of that workhorse size with a lightweight build. We’re quite impressed by just how many musical directions you can take this Brondel.


Other keywords: A-2, ceder, 14 fret, ooo, Maine, lutherie, luthier

I think Cedar is a wonderful top wood with Walnut. They complement each other extremely well. The Walnut is a bit dry and energetic, and the Cedar adds warmth and beauty. The hipshot tuners are smooth and responsive as well.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.625 in
NUT WIDTH 1.81 in
STRING SPACING 2.35 in
WOODS CEDAR,
WALNUT

Laurent Brondel’s “The Essential” A2 pulls off what so many guitarists crave, but so few find: a dynamic instrument that’s equally at home with picks as fingertips. Walnut back and sides paired with a Cedar top and appointed in a minimalist style, this 2010 A2 offers a pleasing mix of crunch in the bass and juicy definition in the trebles.
 

I think Cedar is a wonderful top wood with Walnut. They complement each other extremely well.
 
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