Instrument Details

New Sheppard Ave Maria Grand Auditorium Madagascar/Swiss

Regular Price: $17,275

Special Price $15,187 $14,745

Discounted! Over $2500 Off!
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Sheppard
Product Year
2015
Model
Ave Maria Grand Auditorium
Serial #
9668
New/Preowned
New
UPC
600246968128
SKU
5016
Condition
Brand New, soundport, arm bevel, rib bevel
Body Type(s)
Large, Grand Auditorium
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Madagascar
Top
Spruce - Swiss
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Top Trim
Abalone and Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fret Markers
Avalon Jewel
Frets to Body
14
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Black Chrome
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.25 in
Upper Bout
11.125 in
Lower Bout
15.5 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4.75 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.2 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.
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Description

If you thought one guitar from Gerald Sheppard would blow you away, you might want to batten down the hatches before visiting the shop: we just got three brand new Ave Maria Sheppards from the man himself!

This, his deep-bodied Grand Auditorium, features a sumptuously grained set of Madagascar Rosewood for the back and sides (and can be found elsewhere as headstock veneer and binding) and a Swiss Spruce top which is creamy in color and velvet smooth in tone. With a big, rich voice such as these woods provide, this GA is perfect for fingerstylists of every persuasion; pianistic separation of notes, chocolate-rich middle and lower registers, trebles which ring like bells. And speaking of bells, Sheppard has pulled out all the stops and added every bell and whistle in his arsenal to this Ave Maria GA, from the soundport, arm bevel, and rib bevel to the Select Blue Paua Pearl trim along the body, rosette, and backstrip, the Snakewood endpin, and immaculately glossed finish.

Do yourself a favor and visit the showroom to try these three sisters out--but be prepared for a stalemate, because they are equally magnificient!

Seriously, this is some of the finest looking, and sounding, Madagascar Rosewood I've seen in quite a while. Gerald's got a great eye for Blue Paua Abalone, and his appointments are elegant, especially the fretboard inlay.
 
Very similar to the GC but bigger and deeper in every way. The larger body gives it more bass response, but the plain strings still have plenty of tone and character.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SWISS,
ROSEWOOD - MADAGASCAR

If you thought one guitar from Gerald Sheppard would blow you away, you might want to batten down the hatches before visiting the shop: we just got three brand new Ave Maria Sheppards from the man himself!This, his deep-bodied Grand Auditorium, features a sumptuously grained set of Madagascar Rosewood for the back and sides (and can be found elsewhere as headstock veneer and binding) and a Swiss Spruce top which is creamy in color and velvet smooth in tone. With a big, rich voice such as these woods provide, this GA is perfect for fingerstylists of every persuasion; pianistic separation of notes, chocolate-rich middle and lower registers, trebles which ring like bells.
 

Seriously, this is some of the finest looking, and sounding, Madagascar Rosewood I've seen in quite a while. Gerald's got a great eye for Blue Paua Abalone, and his appointments are elegant, especially the fretboard inlay.
 
Very similar to the GC but bigger and deeper in every way. The larger body gives it more bass response, but the plain strings still have plenty of tone and character.
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