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G.R. Bear OO model in Tasmanian Blackwood & Lutz Spruce - Build Thread

  • Model: Grand 00
  • Frets to the body: 12

  • Cutaway: Yes
  • Back & Sides: High Figure Australian Balckwood - Acaicia melanoxylon
  • Top: Lutz Spruce - Picea x lutzii

  • Neck: Mahogany - Swietenia macrophylla

  • Fingerboard: Brigalow - Acacia harpophylla

  • Bridge: Padauk - Pterocarpus soyauxii

  • Rosette: Australian Blackwood and Ebony
Headstock Veneer: Brigalow - Acacia harpophylla

  • Binding: Rocklite Ebano

  • Purfling: Black dyed maple and Sycamore purfling

  • Top Bracing: Lutz Carbon Falcate bracing
Scale Length: 645mm

  • Nut Width: 46mm

  • String Spread: 57mm

  • Back Sides and Neck Finish: UV cured Polyester

  • Top Finish: Royal-Lac
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510

  • Nut and Saddle: Bone

  • Frets: EVO Gold with Hemispherical fret ends

"I'm really looking forward to this particular instrument as I have modified the Grand 00 Shape sightly making the lower bout just a tad smaller than its previous design closer to the traditional martin 00. This will be the first 00 with a cutaway so the access to the high frets won't be compromised by the 12 fret neck join. The Lutz top is going to bring a lot of sparkle to the instruments top end and even though this one will be slightly smaller, I voice the 00 lower than what someone might expect from an instrument of It's size so the bass is still going to have all the growl of a much larger instrument and stand up well with the trebles. Thanks to the Falcate bracing the Mids will sit just where they need to be tying the treble and bass together for a full, rich, musically inspiring tone. The Australian Blackwood is magnificently figured and is going to look incredible under finish. Im really looking forward to this one!

This is what professional musician Joe Topping had to say about the last 00 "I just wanted to say that its an absolute joy to play. When playing some delicate fingersyle, it feels louder than when I'm strumming my Dreadnought! It just rings like a bell."


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