Instrument Details

New Keystone SJ Cocobolo/Moonspruce
$6,999$6,795
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Keystone Stringed Instruments
Product Year
2015
Model
SJ
New/Preowned
New
UPC
600246968203
SKU
4971
Condition
Brand New
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Cocobolo
Top
Spruce - Moonspruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Brazilian Rosewood
Top Trim
Maple
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
None
Bindings
Brazilian Rosewood
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20.5 in
Upper Bout
11.625 in
Lower Bout
16 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4.625 in
Scale Length
25.38 in
Scale Length (mm)
644.7 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

It is always an honor to feature one of Keisuke Nishi's guitars in our store. Formerly one of Mario Beauregard's apprentices, Keisuke's work is absorbed by muscular voicing and 3-dimensionality--and the 2015 SJ we have here showcases both. From Keisuke's furrowed rosette (made of Amboyna Burl with a narrow channel routed through the center), to his painstakingly sculpted cutaway and heel block, whereby the profile of the heel continues down and into the Florentine Cutaway, this guitar is as much a work of art as it is an instrument. When you stumble across the smaller details--the magnetic bone truss rod cover or the gracefully mitered Brazilian Rosewood fretboard--it's almost enough to take your breath away. But you'll want to keep your wits about you, because once you actually strum a chord on this SJ, you will be overwhelmed by the immensity of the voice, how the middle registers expand and hang on the air, and the trebles murmur with airy overtones. This guitar has heaps of headroom! Clear and focused, the SJ has excellent balance. Keisuke knew what he was doing when he paired Cocobolo Rosewood back and sides with German Moon Spruce, and we're grateful to have this inspiring instrument in our midst.

The build is ridiculously sweet on this guitar. Look at this thing! And to top it all off, the voice has the kind of richness that I'm always on the lookout for to explore fingerstyle arrangements.
 
Very nice guitar that is guaranteed to surprise and please any fingerstyle player.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.38 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - MOONSPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - COCOBOLO

It is always an honor to feature one of Keisuke Nishi's guitars in our store. Formerly one of Mario Beauregard's apprentices, Keisuke's work is absorbed by muscular voicing and 3-dimensionality--and the 2015 SJ we have here showcases both.
 

The build is ridiculously sweet on this guitar. Look at this thing!
 
Very nice guitar that is guaranteed to surprise and please any fingerstyle player.
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