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TNAG Visits Kostal Guitars Part 3 - Talking Guitar: Incoming Guitars for 2019

 

In the third part of our Kostal Headquarters visit, we look at some of the stunning incoming guitars we have spec'd out with Jason for The North American Guitar showroom in 2019.

Following on from an incredible year for Jason, we continue to aim to bring in the finest guitars on the planet, including a stunning Jumbo in Master Grade Maple, a OO in Padauk, an MDW in Amazon Rosewood and a jaw-dropping OMC in master grade Koa. 

We hope you enjoy these videos as much as we enjoyed filming them...

First up we have an absolutely awe-inspiring Kostal Jumbo in a Master Grade Quilted Maple & German Spruce which is the sister (master grade) set from Jason's MIM (Musical Instrument Museum) exhibition piece. This guitar is going to be an absolute show stopper...here is Jason to tell us a little more about it:

Kostal Jumbo Master Grade Quilted Maple & German Spruce

£19,750

Delivery Date: 2019

  • Model: Jumbo
  • Top: German Spruce
  • Back & sides: Master Grade Quilted Maple
  • Top braces: Sitka Spruce
  • Back Braces: Mahogany
  • Neck: One-piece Honduran Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding
  • Scale length: 25.25”
  • Nut width: 1.75”
  • Fretwork: Medium Tall
  • Rosette: Stained glass
  • End Graft: Decorative
  • Headcap veneer: Two-tone
  • Binding: Ebony
  • Cutaway: Florentine
  • Tapered body: Manzer-style wedge
  • Side position markers: MOP
  • Backstrip: Decorative
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black/Ebony
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Nut: Bone
  • Case: Hoffee Custom

Next up we have an absolutely gorgeous OM in master grade Koa and German spruce, with a Manzer-style wedge and cutaway. In this talking guitar video, Jason articulates beautifully why he loves his Manzer wedges and just how popular they have become on his OM models this year.

Kostal OMC Acoustic Guitar, Master Grade Koa & German Spruce

Delivery Date 2019.
  • OM
  • Soundboard German Spruce
  • Back and Sides Master Grade Koa
  • Cutaway Florentine
  • 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"
  • Pickguard None
  • Fretwire Medium Tall
  • Case Hoffee Custom
  • End Graft Decorative
  • Headcap Veneer Two-tone
  • Binding Ebony
  • Tapered Body Manzer style wedge
  • Side Position Markers MOP
  • Backstrip Ebony 0
  • Bridge ebony
  • Tuners Gotoh 510 Gold/ Ebony
  • Saddle Bone
  • Nut Bone
  • Hoffee Case

Having seen a surge in popularity in the MDW model from Kostal Guitars this year, we decided to pull out all the stops and create a once in a lifetime instrument in this Amazon Rosewood MDW from Jason. The MDW model is one of Jason's desert island guitars, giving you (the player) all the versatility of an OM but with the punch of an MD and the snap of a OO. Built in what Jason believes is one of the finest sets of Amazon Rosewood he has in storage, this guitar is going to deliver a superbly sophisticated sound.

Kostal MDW Amazon Rosewood & German Spruce

£16,950

Delivery Date: 2019

  • Model: MDW
  • Soundboard: German Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Amazon Rosewood
  • End Graft: Decorative
  • Headcap Veneer: Two-Tone
  • Binding: Ebony
  • Cutaway: Florentine
  • Side Position Markers: Kostal Dots
  • Backstrip: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony Top bracing: 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"
  • Pickguard: Clear
  • Fretwire: Medium Tall
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black/Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Custom

Last but by no means least we have a very rare OO indeed on its ways to us in 2019. Modelled on a OO currently being built for Jason's teacher and mentor (and luthier legend) Ervin Somogyi in a beautiful straight grained set of Padauk. As Jason tells us in this Talking Guitar session, Padauk was one of Ervin and Jason's favourite tonewoods, having many tonal characteristics to Madagascar or Honduran Rosewood in the high end but with the warmth of Mahogany in the lows. Being such a huge fan of Jason's OO models we just know this guitar is going to be the perfect all-rounder, producing a beautifully balanced tone, that will sit perfectly for the modern style fingerstyle player as well as the flat picker, and being a OO means is extraordinarily comfortable to play whether that be at home or on stage.

Kostal 00 Padauk & German Spruce

£16,750

Delivery Date: 2019

  • Model: 00
  • Top: German Spruce
  • Back & sides: Padauk
  • Top braces: Sitka Spruce
  • Back Braces: Mahogany
  • Neck: One-piece Honduran Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding
  • Neck join: 12th fret
  • Scale length: 24.75”
  • Nut width: 1.75”
  • Fretwork: Medium Tall
  • Rosette: Stained glass
  • End Graft: Decorative
  • Headcap veneer: Two-tone
  • Binding: Ebony
  • Side position markers: MOP
  • Backstrip: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black/Ebony
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Nut: Bone
  • Case: Hoffee Custom

So there you have it. Four absolutely phenomenal Kostal Guitars that are heading our way in 2019. For more information on these or any other Kostal Guitars, please do not hesitate to get in touch by calling us on +44 (0) 207 835 5597. or by emailing us here.

 

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