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Schenk FE Grand Soloist Brazilian/Engelmann
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Status
Sold
Brand
Schenk
Product Year
2006
Model
FE Grand Fingerstyle
Serial #
FE06-15-016
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
983
Condition
Like New
Body Type(s)
Medium, Grand Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Engelmann
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Floral inlay at 12th Fret
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Rosewood - Cocobolo
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.875 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
15.5 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.16 mm
Nut Width
1.81 in
Nut Width (mm)
46.0375 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.15 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Cedar Creek
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Description

Rod Schenk has made a strong name for himself building top quality guitars inspired by the work of Kevin Ryan, his friend and mentor. Rod has a unique approach to guitar making, employing in-depth computer analysis to determine optimal bracing size and layout to enhance the voicing and capture as much energy as possible. This guitar surely has a lot of energy getting transfered from the strings straight to the top. It's very lively and spirited. It reminds us a lot of a Ryan Nightingale and very similar is size as well. The Brazilian Rosewood here is just gorgeous and paired beautifully with Engelmann for a lush and angelic voice. There are also many subtle but elegant appointments such as Blue Paua top trim and headstock trim, a Florentine cutaway, Gold Gotoh 510s and a 12th fret Floral inlay. Stunning to behold and to play.

Rod Schenk is approaching guitar making from another place, using modern technology such as computer modeling to determine brace layout and design. It's a bit over my head but it appears to be working because this one sounds great as did the others I played at Healdsburg last fall. His tone will be familiar to Ryan fans though perhaps a bit stronger. This particular guitar is wide open and loud. He's among the hot rising builders and with Kevin Ryan's support he'll no doubt go far. If you wish you had gotten a Brazilian Olson or Brazilian Ryan back in the day, this might be a good time to get a Brazilian Schenk
 
This guitar reminds me a lot of my Ryan Nightingale, sweet and beautiful.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.81 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ENGELMANN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Rod Schenk has made a strong name for himself building top quality guitars inspired by the work of Kevin Ryan, his friend and mentor. Rod has a unique approach to guitar making, employing in-depth computer analysis to determine optimal bracing size and layout to enhance the voicing and capture as much energy as possible.
 

Rod Schenk is approaching guitar making from another place, using modern technology such as computer modeling to determine brace layout and design. It's a bit over my head but it appears to be working because this one sounds great as did the others I played at Healdsburg last fall.
 
This guitar reminds me a lot of my Ryan Nightingale, sweet and beautiful.
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