G.R. Bear Grand 00, Walnut & Redwood

$9,670
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Walnut and redwood just became our new favorite tonewood combination, thanks to this Grand 00 from Vancouver-based luthier G.R. Bear. The Australian luthier has created his own guitar designs, taking inspiration from the classics and updating them with modern build techniques both inside and out. The Grand 00 sits comfortably and plays easily like a small classical guitar. Like all of his steel string guitars, he uses Falcate braces inside, which are laminated and reinforced with carbon fiber, allowing the tops to be light and flexible yet strong. A thin French polish finish allows the woods to vibrate more freely. The combination of walnut and redwood is as unique visually as it is tonally. It has strong fundamentals that ring for days, with clean brightness in the highs and mids. The low end is dark, with an almost cavernous sustain.

G.R. says, "I make instruments with far more volume, sustain, clarity and projection than you will find in most other guitars." Needless to say, we can't help but agree!

  • Model/body: Grand 00
  • Top: Redwood
  • Back and sides: Walnut
  • Neck: Brazilian mahogany with C profile
  • Fretboard: African blackwood
  • Bridge: Padauk
  • Rosette: Koa
  • End graft: Walnut
  • Headstock veneer: Walnut
  • Nut and saddle: Bone
  • Fret wire: EVO Gold w/ hemispherical fret ends
  • Binding: Cocobolo
  • Purfling: European maple and black dyed poplar
  • Bracing: Parabolic, lutz carbon falcate
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510
  • Top finish: French polish shellac
  • Scale length: 25.4" (645mm)
  • Nut width: 1-3/4" (44.5mm)
  • String spacing: 2-1/4" (57mm)
  • Lower bout: 14-1/4"
  • Depth: 4"
  • Serial number: 35
  • Year of build: 2021
  • Case: Crossrock hardshell

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Key Features

G.R. Bear Grand 00, Walnut & Redwood
Design
G.R. Bear's Grand 00 design is slightly larger than a standard Martin 00, more like a small classical guitar
Tonewoods
Redwood and walnut combine for a tone that is dark yet clear, with a strong fundamental and seemingly endless, pure sustain from low to high
Appointments
French polish finish, EVO gold fret wire, and unusual wood choices like padauk for the bridge and African blackwood for the fretboard all add an exquisite touch

This product listing was written by Lindsay. If you’d like to talk to Lindsay about this guitar, you can do so here:

Luthier

G.R. Bear

At 15 Rye apprenticed with master classical guitar builder Graham Caldersmith.  

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