Instrument Details

1995 John Gilbert Classical Indian/Cedar
$8,235$7,995
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Gilbert, John
Product Year
1995
Model
Classical
Serial #
170
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5423
Condition
Excellent Faint play wear on top, stabilized back crack.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Indian
Top
Cedar
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Mosaic
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dot
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
None
Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Gilbert
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.375 mm
Upper Bout
11 mm
Lower Bout
14.5 mm
Body Depth Heel
3.75 mm
Body Depth Tail
4.125 mm
Scale Length
25.75 in
Scale Length (mm)
654.1 mm
Nut Width
2.13 in
Nut Width (mm)
54.1 mm
String Spacing
2.28 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.9 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

May he rest in peace, John Gilbert was a force of innovation for Classical guitar construction in the U.S. in the latter part of the 20th Century, and two of his most well-known contributions are both present on this 1995 Concert Classical in Indian Rosewood and Cedar. First, Gilbert created a new style of bridge which employed individual metal saddles for each string, enabling the player or luthier to adjust individual string heights without affecting others. Second, Gilbert pioneered a new kind of tuner for nylon strings which employed a worm gear retainer that allowed each string to have the same feel when tensioning, and to eliminate all backlash while insuring smooth tuning action. Here, both are employed to great effect.

By 1995 John's son, Bill Gilbert, had taken over the luthier mantle from his father, and we've verified with Bill that this Gilbert was built by his own hands. voice has a clear warmth in the middle registers that blends smoothly with both bass and treble strings for an overall richness like a slice of fine New York cheesecake. The setup is similarly smooth and friendly. Wrapped up in a Calton flight case, this Gilbert comes protected for many years to come.

The trebles have a lean, glassy edge to them that really cuts through the mix. This Classical has opened up nicely over the past two decades, but is in pretty great shape and practically plays itself.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 654.1 mm
NUT WIDTH 54.1 mm
STRING SPACING 57.9 mm
WOODS CEDAR,
ROSEWOOD - INDIAN

May he rest in peace, John Gilbert was a force of innovation for Classical guitar construction in the U.S. in the latter part of the 20th Century, and two of his most well-known contributions are both present on this 1995 Concert Classical in Indian Rosewood and Cedar.
 

The trebles have a lean, glassy edge to them that really cuts through the mix. This Classical has opened up nicely over the past two decades, but is in pretty great shape and practically plays itself.
 
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