Gallagher Custom Auditorium, Birdseye Maple & Cedar


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A truly unique guitar from our friends at Gallagher Guitars in Murfreesboro, TN, this Custom Auditorium features an extraordinary combination of tonewoods. We more often see cedar soundboards with rosewood back and sides, a pairing that provides tons of nuance and dark, lush sustain. But when combined with maple (and some wildly figured birdseye maple, we might add!), an unusual voice is achieved. A tight, clean bass underpins intricate arrangements, while a pronounced and articulate midrange and crisp, ringing treble sing out above. The Auditorium shape blends OM dimensions with the tighter shoulders of a 00, providing "tremendous focus" and balance. Additional texture and complementary colors are added with wenge bridge and binding, snakewood tuner buttons, and even more birdseye maple flair on the headstock veneer. A gorgeous guitar in its own right, this special Custom Auditorium would make an excellent foil to your familiar spruce and rosewood guitar.

  • Model/body: Auditorium
  • Top: Cedar
  • Back and sides: Birdseye maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Wenge
  • Saddle: Bone
  • Binding: Wenge
  • Rosette: Wenge with abalone
  • Headstock veneer: Birdseye maple
  • Brace pattern: X
  • Scale length: 25-3/8"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-1/4" 
  • Lower bout: 15"
  • Depth: 4-1/4"
  • Year of build: 2021
  • Case: TKL


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Key Features

Gallagher Custom Auditorium, Birdseye Maple & Cedar
Gallagher's Auditorium design combines OM-like dimensions and tighter 00-style shoulders for excellent focus
Warm cedar is beautifully complemented by bright, focused birdseye maple, for an unusual voice unlike any other guitar
Complementary appointments like wenge for the bridge and binding and snakewood for the tuner buttons add an earthy yet elegant touch

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Gallagher Guitar Co.

Gallagher Guitar Co. was founded in 1965 by J.W. Gallagher, a skilled woodworker and machinist who wanted to apply his craftmanship to build quality acoustic instruments.

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