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New Manzer Dehlicaster Indian/Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Manzer
Product Year
2015
Model
Dehlicaster
Serial #
10426
New/Preowned
New
SKU
5068
Condition
Brand New
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Indian
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Rosette
Rosewood and Abalone
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Black
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
11.25 in
Lower Bout
15.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
3.625 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.06 in
String Spacing (mm)
52.3 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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We like to think that our shop contains some of the finest, strangest, and unique guitars on the planet. We've got seven-string nylons and 12-string baritones, Somogyi Mod Ds and Matsuda Deconstructions, fan-frets and adjustable necks and interchangeable saddles--but there's nothing quite like the Linda Manzer Sitar Guitar. Linda's work spans the length and breadth of what's acoustically possible in guitar construction, so by comparison this "Dehlicaster" looks almost (almost) like an ordinary guitar with gorgeous Indian Rosewood and Spruce. Take one look at the bridge, however, and all bets are off.Linda's sole source of information when she was building the first Sitar Guitar for Pat Metheny in the 1980's was a brief two-page article titled "Djovari: Giving Life to the Sitar," in which the respectable career of an Indian Sitar saddle carver is explained to Western audiences, perhaps for the first time. Linda scanned the article, and we've included it below. In modifying Djovari for the guitar, Manzer has implemented a system of Ebony shims to adjust the height of each string's long saddle, allowing each string to be adjusted individually to optimize the amount of buzz and shimmer.Haunting and rhapsodic, with single-string leads inspiring sympathetic resonance from adjacent strings, the Dehlicaster is particularly moving. This is an instrument to completely change your perspective on what a guitar can look like, and what a guitar can do. With its esoteric and unmistakable sustain, the Dehlicaster is guaranteed to transport every fingerstyle arrangement or flatpicked solo into uncharted and exhilarating territory.

The guitar world would be a sad one, indeed, were Linda Manzer not a part of it. If you've thought up a new design for a guitar, odds are she's already cooked it up, put it together, and taken it apart three times. There are no limits to her scope, or her abilities. This is one of the finest Sitar Guitars I think she's ever made. Employing her particular Djovari practice to the bridge and saddle, building in a Manzer Wedge--Linda knew exactly what she was doing when she built this masterpiece.
 
This is the second time I've played this guitar and it is loads of fun. You won't find a finer acoustic guitar/sitar, in fact you may not be able to find one at all.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.06 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - INDIAN

We like to think that our shop contains some of the finest, strangest, and unique guitars on the planet. We've got seven-string nylons and 12-string baritones, Somogyi Mod Ds and Matsuda Deconstructions, fan-frets and adjustable necks and interchangeable saddles--but there's nothing quite like the Linda Manzer Sitar Guitar.
 

The guitar world would be a sad one, indeed, were Linda Manzer not a part of it. If you've thought up a new design for a guitar, odds are she's already cooked it up, put it together, and taken it apart three times.
 
This is the second time I've played this guitar and it is loads of fun. You won't find a finer acoustic guitar/sitar, in fact you may not be able to find one at all.
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