Instrument Details

New Pederson SJ East Indian/Bearclaw Sitka
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Pederson Custom Guitars (formerly Abyss Guitar Co.)
Product Year
2013
Model
SJ
Serial #
Modified SJ #113313
New/Preowned
New
SKU
3435
Condition
Brand New
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Rosewood - East Indian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Rosewood - Brazilian
Rosette
Custom
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Maple - Segmented and Spalted
Fret Markers
Custom
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Custom
Bindings
Maple - Spalted
Tuners
Gotoh 510 Delta Series
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.375 in
Lower Bout
15.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3.6875 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
45.2 mm
String Spacing
2.22 in
String Spacing (mm)
56.4 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Ameritage
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Description

Kevin Pederson has been building custom guitars since 1996 and has more recently stepped into the fine acoustic market. And boy are we glad he did! The beautifully quartered, chocolate East Indian Rosewood and Master Grade Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top are just the tip of the iceberg on this custom Modified SJ. It's easy to see why this guitar made a stir at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival: the custom rosette design, gorgeous segmented spalted maple binding, tasteful carbon burst top, unique soundports, and custom inlay make this one a museum quality instrument. Add to that Kevin's customized saddles and adjustable neck and you have a guitar that doesn't need saddle adjustments. Any action changes can be made by moving the neck up or down, saving you from time consuming and frustrating saddle height adjustments. But when you play it, it gets even better. Position changes are a breeze thanks to the semi-hemispheric fret ends, and Kevin has adapted the Smallman-style bracing to give this one pianistic note separation and great tonal balance and clarity make this one a must have for any collector.

I have been waiting to get this Pederson in the shop since I got to play it at Healdsburg. Kevin has long been known for his custom electrics, but he has brought all his chops and more to this new Modified SJ. Not only does it have the classic aesthetic that Kevin is so well known for, it has a quick and reactive voice that caught me right from the start. Anything you play comes through crisp and clear, and it has a great balance throughout its range. It's just a joy to hold and play.
 
This guitar is a work of art with wood marquetry adorning almost every surface. If you are looking for something different that stands out in the crowd take a look at this one.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.22 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - EAST INDIAN

Kevin Pederson has been building custom guitars since 1996 and has more recently stepped into the fine acoustic market. And boy are we glad he did!
 

I have been waiting to get this Pederson in the shop since I got to play it at Healdsburg. Kevin has long been known for his custom electrics, but he has brought all his chops and more to this new Modified SJ.
 
This guitar is a work of art with wood marquetry adorning almost every surface. If you are looking for something different that stands out in the crowd take a look at this one.
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