Just Arrived: Gerber Model RL15+ in Claro Walnut & Master Swiss Moon Spruce
We have just received yet another absolutely sensational instrument from US luthier Ryan Gerber of Gerber Guitars. Ryan Gerber is fast becoming one of the most popular luthiers on The North American Guitar roster and consistently delivers guitars that blow us away, and this Model RL15+ in Claro Walnut and Master Swiss Moon Spruce is no exception.
Built with a phenomenal set of master grade Claro Walnut, the lines of this guitar are clean and incredibly elegant. Picking it up, you hear huge cascading highs from the Walnut, which make this guitar absolutely phenomenal at the 12th fret, whilst the 16" lower bout gives it the deeper boom to balance it out. Pair that with a gorgeous tight grain Swiss Moon Spruce and you have got another Gerber masterpiece. This instrument is wonderful - I really do mean that! It is light, responsive and incredibly articulate. Hugely versatile, excelling at fingerstyle and drop tunings but also superb as a strummer for the singer-songwriters out there.
We caught up with Ryan at this year's Woodstock Luthiers Invitational Showcase to talk about this beautiful instrument...
A beautiful, balanced and charismatic instrument, it leaves you oodles of headroom and a gorgeous overtone overhang that lasts for days. Crisp and clean in the highs with a sweet nest to the mids and low end. Ryan Gerber's guitars have a signature voice that truly sets them apart, they sit perfectly with a vocal or a crowded band environment but truly excel in solo fingerstyle pieces. This is a masterful all-rounder.
- Guitar Model - RL15+
- Scale length - 25.25”
- Soundboard - Master Swiss Moon Spruce
- Back and sides - Claro Walnut
- Neck - Honduran Mahogany
- Cutaway Florentine
- Wedge body - Yes (3/8”)
- Nut material - Bone
- Saddle material - Bone
- Fretwork - Evo Gold or SS
- Tuning machines
- Gotoh 510
- Custom nut width - Standard 1.75”
- Custom String spacing at Saddle - Standard 2.25”
- Custom neck thickness - Standard
- Custom inlay
- Custom Rosette and End graft
- Carry case - Standard Ameritage Black/Black
Here is the sensational Stuart Ryan showing us just what this guitar can do...