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New Spalt Nouveau Series Tiffany Bon-Bon Mahogany/Yellowheart/Walnut
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Status
Sold
Brand
Spalt Instruments
Product Year
2009
Model
The Nouveau Series Tiffany Bon-Bon
Serial #
No. 7
New/Preowned
New
SKU
2578
Condition
New
Body Type(s)
Large, Solid Body
Back & Sides
Mahogany
Top
Other
Neck Wood
Rosewood
Bridge
Rosewood - Amazon
Rosette
Rosewood
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Custom Bon-Bon inlays in Abalone and MOP
Frets to Body
19
Headplate
Ebony - Macassar
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
None
Tuners
Custom Sperzel
Tuner Finish
Nickel with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Single
Pickup
Spalt BoneTops. Hand crafted and Dyed Bone Bobbins Wound by Lindy Fralin. P-90s with Alnico Magnets in Bridge and Ceramic Magnets in Neck.
Body Length
18.25 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
15.125 in
Body Depth Heel
1.75 in
Body Depth Tail
1.75 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.63 in
Nut Width (mm)
41.4 mm
String Spacing
2 in
String Spacing (mm)
50.8 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - G&G
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Description

Special Offer: In response to the economic climate the owner of this wonderful series of guitars is offering a limited time 40% reduction to offer players a chance to own these very special limited edition guitars.

Just off a showing at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California. The Nouveau Series is a special project developed by author and musician Paul Schmidt and luthier Michael Spalt. A series of electric guitars that transcend the six string and blend it seemlessly with true art. The series was inspired by Art Nouveau and these instruments are at once art and the most serious of musical tools. Michael Spalt and Paul Schmidt spent several years developing the idea, finding artwork and artifacts, sketching, collaborating and finally building these exquisite gems.

The pieces are based on the Klein acoustic shape with inclusions of art nouveau artifacts, natural woods, bone and the finest hardware. Not only are these instruments stunning visual works of art, but they are ergonomic masterpieces as well. The bodies feel immediately familiar and the solid Rosewood necks, with there flat sheen, feel played for 50 years. The BoneTop pickups are extraordinary - Gorgeous hand crafted Bone bobbins died in a variety of colors with Alnico magnets for the Bridge and Ceramic for the Neck. They voice is stellar, clear and loud with other-worldly sustain. Each instrument also has it's own custom case that continues the guitars individual statement.

'Tiffany Bon-Bon'

"Another of the Series' Tiffany-themed instruments is highlighted with the soft incandescent sheen of gold coloured bon-bon dishes - classic Tiffany. Two of Tiffany's Favrile glass pieces (the name Tiffany gave to his glass of this style) gild the body - one right side up to reveal the generous beauty of its colour, and the other turned to reveal an original sticker applied by the studios at its creation. These pieces from Tiffany's history theme the instrument both in hue and form, as stylized versions of the dishes appear as pearl inlay up the neck and into the headpiece."

"In addition to the body, neck and fingerboard woods noted for the prototype that became the standard for the Series, the woods used for the top are Yellowheart, Walnut, and Oak, with the bridge fashioned from Amazon Rosewood. The wood shapes take their cues from the Tiffany glass forms, while the resin knobs, Catalin switch and bone pickups mirror the colour of the center wood. All gather to produce an instrument that is at once playful and stately."

Click here to read about the Nouveau Series on builder Michael Spalt's website.

Click Here to view the book 'The Nouveau Series' by Paul Schmidt.

Click Here to view photos from the Museum Showing at the Museum of Making Music.

There are certain instruments that are simply more than just guitars. These Nouveau Series instrument are such instruments. They feel, play and sound like the very best guitar you will ever hold, but they also possess the passion and fire of true art. Each is a painting, a sculpture, a masterpiece unto themselves. Everytime I hold one I find a new detail to behold and admire. But make no mistake, these are incredible guitars. I've never heard such a great P90 voice, so clear, so full and powerful. The solid rosewood necks are smooth as silk and create sustain beyond belief. It's clear this Nouveau Series was a passion for Michael Spalt and Paul Schmidt and now for all of us here at Dream Guitars. Wether you are a collector of museum quality guitars or a player that wants to be inspired by your instrument every day, the Nouveau Series is for you.
 
These guitars are really amazing to behold, the tone is great and they play great. Truly works of art.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.63 in
STRING SPACING 2 in
WOODS OTHER,
MAHOGANY

Special Offer: In response to the economic climate the owner of this wonderful series of guitars is offering a limited time 40% reduction to offer players a chance to own these very special limited edition guitars.Just off a showing at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California. The Nouveau Series is a special project developed by author and musician Paul Schmidt and luthier Michael Spalt.
 

There are certain instruments that are simply more than just guitars. These Nouveau Series instrument are such instruments.
 
These guitars are really amazing to behold, the tone is great and they play great. Truly works of art.
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