Åstrand Model Å-O, Madagascar Rosewood & Italian Alpine Spruce - Pre-Owned


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This gorgeous little Åstrand Å-O in Madagascar rosewood and Italian Alpine spruce is a wonderful example of the fine workmanship of one of our favourite Swedish luthiers, and it has found its way to us in lovely condition.

The Å-O is Åstrand's smallest guitar, yet despite this it carries a great deal of the sonic heft and responsiveness characteristic of much larger guitars. This is in part due to the 13th fret neck join, which places the bridge of the guitar right in the "sweet spot" of the top and making for an incredibly lively soundboard with beautiful clarity and projection. 

Also factoring in of course are the stunning choices of premium tonewoods that make up this spritely canon of a parlour. The combination of Madagascar rosewood and Italian Alpine spruce is a timeless recipe that makes for a very balanced and warm tone, and matched with the playability and comfort of the ebony-boarded mahogany neck this guitar is an absolute joy to play.

  • Top: Italian Alpine spruce
  • Back and sides: Madagascar rosewood
  • Rosette: Madagascar rosewood and B/W purfing
  • Binding and end graft: Ebony
  • Top braces: Swiss Alpine ”moon” spruce
  • Back braces: Swiss Alpine ”moon” spruce
  • Neck: Mahogany, graphite reinforced
  • Headcap veneer: Madagascar rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Bridge pins: Ebony
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Bone
  • Truss rod: Double action
  • Tuners: Waverly with ebony knobs
  • Finish: High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck joint: 13th fret
  • Nut width: 1 3⁄4”
  • Bridge string spacing: 2 1⁄4” 
  • Fretboard radius: 16”
  • Scale length: 25”


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Åstrand Guitars

Based in Gothenberg, Sweden, Åstrand Guitars is a one-man workshop, creating steel-string guitars to the highest quality. Trained and influenced in art as well as lutherie, Ted’s understanding and love of Swedish design only enhances his sophisticated aesthetics. 

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