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1998 Ryan MGC African Blackwood/Sitka
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Status
Sold
Brand
Ryan
Product Year
1998
Model
Mission Grand Concert
Serial #
M03897W
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
3223
Condition
Excellent. Top center seam crack below bridge, cleated and stabilized.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Grand Concert
Back & Sides
Blackwood - African
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Tahitian Black-lip Pearl
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Tuners
Schaller
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.5 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
15.25 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.6 in
Scale Length (mm)
650.2 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.
Case
Original Hard - Calton Deluxe Flight Case
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Description

We've got another powerful offering from the golden past of Kevin Ryan's workshop today: a custom Mission Grand Concert from 1998 in African Blackwood and Sitka Spruce. The warmth and color imparted by this dynamite pair suits the GC body perfectly for a voice at ease with flatpicked solos or lush fingerstyle arrangements. We're talking about an extremely versatile instrument, folks, driven hard or with a gentler touch this Ryan sings!

Ringing in the rosette is something unexpected for Ryan guitars; not the usual Abalone but rare and glittering Brown Lip Pearl! In DADGAD, DADFAD, Open G or Standard, this Mission Grand Concert delivers rich bass notes and round, shimmery trebles that envelop the player. And when not in use this Ryan is supremely protected by its Calton flight case!

One of my favorite models of Ryan guitars, this one has some age on it which enhances the tone and the looks, but it's still in pristine condition. It plays perfectly and has that distinctive balance and projection that Ryan is known for. Plenty of bass and power, but trebles that are forward and strong as well. The was has serious upgrades that make both the voice and look sublime and beautiful.
 
This is very similar to one I used to own which was a truly great guitar. The late '90s were good years for guitars from Kevin Ryan and Jim Olson. Maybe it's just the age, but each one that I've played from that era really stands out as being excellent in every way.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.6 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
BLACKWOOD - AFRICAN

We've got another powerful offering from the golden past of Kevin Ryan's workshop today: a custom Mission Grand Concert from 1998 in African Blackwood and Sitka Spruce. The warmth and color imparted by this dynamite pair suits the GC body perfectly for a voice at ease with flatpicked solos or lush fingerstyle arrangements.
 

One of my favorite models of Ryan guitars, this one has some age on it which enhances the tone and the looks, but it's still in pristine condition. It plays perfectly and has that distinctive balance and projection that Ryan is known for.
 
This is very similar to one I used to own which was a truly great guitar. The late '90s were good years for guitars from Kevin Ryan and Jim Olson.
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