Kostal Guitars Celebrates 150th Guitar

We are extremely proud and excited to announce that Jason Kostal's 150th guitar is exclusively available through The North American Guitar.

Demand for Kostal Guitars has never been higher, with 2017 seeing more Kostals sold via The North American Guitar than ever before. We have seen a surge in Jason's newest model, the MDW, as well as his OM model. So, when he decided to spec out his 150th guitar, it was always going to be a tough decision between the two models. After much deliberation and wanting to make this instrument as personal as possible, Jason decided on his favourite (desert island) body shape the OM, built in a personal set of his favourite wood for the back and sides, Ebony!

Having been a challenging year for CITES restrictions, Jason wanted to ensure this guitar would be CITES-free, and could travel anywhere in the world without issue.

"I am choosing to use ebony because it has a wonderful tone in terms of the fundamental. Ebony is a hard, dense, resonant wood that has been used in various instruments for years, as well as bridges for its strength and resonance. The wood itself has a very strong, focused fundamental which allows the player to colour the tone through their playing style and allows the guitar to do exactly what you want it to do. My building style adds in some overtones and a melodic palette that adds to this already wonderful wood. It is visually stunning but also exceptional to listen to".

"One of the huge benefits right now is that Ebony is not on the CITES list, and as such, is not a restricted wood, so there are no import/export considerations with this. I choose wood based on what will make the best guitars, not because of which woods require less paperwork, but it is nice when you find a wood that is the best wood and also requires NO paperwork! Haha!" - Jason Kostal

Kostal 150th OM Cutaway Macassar Ebony & German Spruce.

  • Kostal OM Serial Number 150
  • Base Options
  • Base Model - OM
  • Top Braces -
Sitka Spruce
  • Back Braces
- Mahogany
  • Rosette - Stained Glass
  • Back Headcap Veneer - Ebony
  • Fingerboard - Ebony w/ Ebony Binding
  • Body Joint - 14 Fret
  • Neck
- 1 piece Honduran Mahogany
  • Scale Length - 25"
  • Nut Width - 1.75"
  • Strings - John Pearse
  • Pickguard - None
  • Fretwire - Medium Tall
  • Case - Hoffee
  • Soundboard - German Spruce
  • Back and Sides - Presentation Grade Ebony
  • End Graft - Decorative
  • Headcap Veneer Custom - Two-Tone
  • Binding
- Ebony
  • Cutaway
- Florentine
  • Tapered Body
- Manzer Wedge
  • Side Position Markers - Kostal Dots
  • Backstrip - Decorative
  • Bridge - Ebony
  • Tuners - Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black/ Ebony
  • Saddle - Bone
  • Nut - Bone

For more information on this landmark instrument please contact us on 0207 835 5597 or email ben@thenorthamericanguitar.com.

Have a great weekend!



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