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New Mervyn Davis Smooth Talker SSC2 African Kiaat/Sitka
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Status
Sold
Brand
Davis, Mervyn
Product Year
2013
Model
Smooth Talker SSC2
Serial #
261
New/Preowned
New
SKU
3257
Condition
Brand New
Body Type(s)
Small, 000
Back & Sides
African Kiaat
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
African Kiaat
Bridge
African Kiaat & Rosewood
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
20
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
None
Tuners
Gotoh
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ivoroid buttons
Cutaway
Double Cutaway
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
L.R. Baggs Active Element
Body Length
16.75 in
Upper Bout
12.625 in
Lower Bout
15.75 in
Body Depth Heel
3.125 in
Body Depth Tail
3.125 in
Scale Length
25 in
Scale Length (mm)
635 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.13 in
String Spacing (mm)
54.1 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - TKL
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Description

Mervyn Davis has created a fresh and exciting guitar design that is not only artistic and eye-catching but completely musical and practical. His Smoothtalker SSC2 design concept features very stiff back and sides, not unlike what many modern makers are doing these days, and a fan braced Spruce top that because of the body design is extremely lively and responsive. Soundports in the waist and near the neck flood the player with the beautiful voice.

**Watch Bella Fleck playing his Smoothtalker, click here!

The result of this design is an instrument with serious projection and extreme clarity. The trebles strings simply soar, with more density and volume than the average guitar. The bass is focused and clear also with profound power. The Smoothtalker is extremely versatile and well suited for Blues, Jazz and any style where a strong fundamental and power are required. We even had fun playing classical and Flamenco on it. The Smoothtalker also comes outfitted with a Baggs Active Element so it's ready for the stage. This is an inspirational design straight from South Africa.

The entire Smooth Talker design is very different. Very stiff sides, oval soundboard with grain across the top, suspension bridge system. This all adds up to strong projection like a banjo but with a true acoustic guitar sound. These are awesome guitars for players of single line music, lead players, fingerstyle players, Jazz players. They also have just enough of a unique voice to add a great color to recordings. Try something exciting!
 
This a unique instrument with an equally unique voice. The tone cuts through somewhat like a resophonic guitar would and would be great for a number styles of fingerstyle and flat picking, especially in an ensemble situation or in a recording session.
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SCALE LENGTH 25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.13 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
AFRICAN KIAAT

Mervyn Davis has created a fresh and exciting guitar design that is not only artistic and eye-catching but completely musical and practical. His Smoothtalker SSC2 design concept features very stiff back and sides, not unlike what many modern makers are doing these days, and a fan braced Spruce top that because of the body design is extremely lively and responsive.
 

The entire Smooth Talker design is very different. Very stiff sides, oval soundboard with grain across the top, suspension bridge system.
 
This a unique instrument with an equally unique voice. The tone cuts through somewhat like a resophonic guitar would and would be great for a number styles of fingerstyle and flat picking, especially in an ensemble situation or in a recording session.
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