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Talking Guitar Podcast: Ryan Gerber of Gerber Guitar

The latest episode of our Talking Guitar podcast coincides with the arrival of a spectacular new Bespoke Build RL15+ model from luthier sensation Ryan Gerber.

We caught up with Ryan to chat about this gorgeous guitar and to look ahead to the guitars that Ryan will be building for us in the future, including a special RRL15+ model that TNAG's Ben Montague and Ryan Gerber spec live on the podcast! Enjoy!

Gerber RL15+ Acoustic Guitar, Claro Walnut & Swiss Moon Spruce - $8,900 (SOLD)

This Gerber RL15+ model was a TNAG Bespoke Service custom order, and features sensational Claro Walnut for the back and sides and a wonderful Swiss Moon Spruce top. The guitar has a custom cross inlay on the back of the headstock.

The RL15+ is an evolution of Ryan Gerber's RL15 model. It is characterized by the same shape and contours, with a slightly wider lower bout and longer body. With the increase in the volume of the soundbox, comes a slightly lower fundamental tone, and more volume. The basic construction, layout, bracing, etc, is otherwise identical to the RL15.

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'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. A masterful all-rounder.

  • Guitar Model - RL15+
  • Scale length - 25.25”
  • Soundboard - Master Swiss Moon Spruce
  • Back and sides - Claro Walnut
  • Neck - Honduran Mahogany
  • Manzer Wedge
  • Bevel armrest
  • Full binding and trim package
  • Satin finish
  • Nut material - Bone
  • Saddle material - Bone
  • Fretwork - Evo Gold
  • Gotoh 510 tuners
  • Nut width - Standard 1.75”
  • String spacing at Saddle - Standard 2.25”
  • Neck thickness - Standard
  • Custom headstock rear inlay
  • K and K trinity pro installed
  • Shaller S lock strap buttons installed (neck and tail)
  • Carry case - Visesnut Active

Before the guitar left us for its new home, we were able to pass it through the very capable hands of Mr Stuart Ryan, himself a real advocate of Ryan Gerber's guitars, to put it through its paces:

 

 

Gerber RL15+ Acoustic Guitar, Maple & Swiss Moon Spruce - $9,350

Spec'd live on our Talking Guitar podcast, this RL15+ is sure to be a stunning build, and will complete in 2021. Be sure to stay tuned to our blog as we document this build when it's on the bench at Ryan's workshop.

  • Guitar Model - RL15+
  • Scale length - 25.25”
  • Soundboard - Master Swiss Moon Spruce
  • Back and sides - Maple
  • Neck - Honduran Mahogany
  • Manzer Wedge
  • Bevel armrest
  • Full binding and trim package
  • Nut material - Bone
  • Saddle material - Bone
  • Fretwork - Evo Gold
  • Gotoh 510 tuners
  • Nut width - Standard 1.75”
  • String spacing at Saddle - Standard 2.25”
  • Neck thickness - Standard
  • Hardshell case included

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