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Welcome Ryan Guitars to The North American Guitar

We are delighted to announce the addition of Ryan Guitars to our roster of acoustic luthiers.

Kevin Ryan has been pushing the boundaries of handmade, steel string, acoustic guitars from his Southern California workshop for over thirty years. Ryan Guitars are beloved for their comfort, performance, and design innovation.

Ryan Guitars was established in Southern California, 1987. Kevin Ryan had been working in the thriving aerospace industry, designing fighter jet models for transonic wind tunnel testing, when he prototyped his first guitar model, The Mission Grand Concert. Acoustic Guitar Magazine would later describe the Mission model as one of the most influential guitars of the last thirty years: “A blueprint for scores of other builders” and “a modern classic.” The success of the Mission confirmed the Ryan shop’s culture of seeking inspiration outside the guitar industry to conceive some of the most advanced acoustic guitar designs in existence.

We are incredibly excited to see the arrival of our first Ryan Guitar at The North American Guitar showroom, after being fans of Kevin's work for many years we are proud to be his exclusive representative for Europe.

This stunning Nightingale Grand Soloist has a beautifully clear and articulate voice up and down the fretboard, with thick and warm blossoming overtones. A perfect guitar for the fingerstyle, single note lead player, strummer, Celtic and open tuning player.

Ryan Nightingale Grand Soloist Master Grade Walnut & Sitka Spruce


  • Nightingale Grand Soloist
  • Serial No. 930
  • Master Grade Walnut Back and Sides
  • Master Grade Sitka Spruce Soundboard
  • Ebony Binding, Including Ryan Bevel with Acoustic Flutes
  • Florentine (Sharp) Cutaway
  • Inlay Upgrade Package
  • Paua Abalone Soundboard, Fretboard, and Headstock Purling
  • Paua Abalone Rosette with Outer Circlet
  • 25.7” Extended Scale Length
  • 1.75” in. Nut Width
  • Gotoh 510 Black Chrome Tuners with Black Buttons
  • Calton Flight Case (White Exterior, Blue Interior)

For more information on this absolutely stunning Nightingale Soloist from Ryan Guitar please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0) 207 835 5597 or email on

Have a wonderful weekend...and play lots of guitar!

All the best,


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