Hamblin SJ, Brazilian Rosewood & Spruce - Pre-Owned

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With a resume that includes study and teaching at the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery and working at the Phoenix Guitar Company, as well as a major California maker, Kent Hamblin approaches guitar making with both a small and large shop building philosophy. Now building under his own name in Telluride, CO, he's a master of mid-sized guitars, specializing in Grand Concerts, OMs, and SJs like this one. We were all impressed by the balanced yet powerful tone of this Brazilian rosewood guitar, with just the right amount of crispy attack and a complex yet modest sustain. Though wide at 16" in the lower bout, the modest 4-1/2" depth keeps this guitar comfortable under the right arm.

This guitar is in very good condition with no fret wear, but it does have a few nicks in the finish, and is developing some slight finish crazing. We'd highly recommend the future owner be especially vigilant about temperature and humidity control.

  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany with slight V profile
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Bridge and pins: Ebony
  • Bindings: Rosewood
  • Purfling: Maple and ebony
  • Rosette: Rosewood, ebony and maple
  • Headstock overlay: Brazilian rosewood
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510
  • Nut and saddle material: Bone
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-5/16"
  • Lower bout: 16"
  • Depth: 4-1/2"
  • Serial number: 0767
  • Electronics: Passive bridge plate pickup
  • Case: TKL hardshell


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