Sexauer FT-15-es, Brazilian Rosewood & European Spruce - Pre-Owned


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As many builders, even in the boutique world, move towards machine-efficiency and optimization, some luthiers continue to craft their guitars painstakingly by hand, one at a time, crafting each component as needed. One such luthier is Bruce Sexauer, who uses each instrument as an opportunity to consciously refine and improve his process, never building the same guitar twice. Bruce crafts each of his guitars with hot hide glue and an ultra-thin and light oil varnish finish - a slow process made possible by the fact that he selectively builds only 10-12 guitars a year. This FT-15-es has a lower bout of 15", depth of 4", and curve that puts it squarely into OM territory. With a Polish (European) spruce top and Brazilian rosewood back and sides, it has a distinctive character all its own. Surprisingly powerful overall, it's got an extra sparkle and clarity in the high end that is especially well-suited to fingerstyle. The Brazilian rosewood has a beautifully even grain, and is accented by Amazon rosewood for the binding and custom wood purfling. This guitar is in excellent condition, all the more impressive given the delicate oil varnish finish. With craftsmanship, tonewoods and versatility like this, this FT-15-es could easily be your "one and only".

  • Model/body: FT-15-es
  • Top: Polish European spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
  • Neck: Honduran mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Bridge and pins: Ebony
  • Saddle: Bone, drop-in 
  • Binding: Amazon rosewood
  • Rosette and purfling: Custom wood
  • Headstock veneer: Brazilian rosewood
  • Tuners: Schaller GrandTune Gold
  • Bracing: Scalloped X with hot hide glue
  • Finish: Oil varnish
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Nut width: 1-13/16"
  • String spacing: 2-3/8"
  • Lower bout: 15"
  • Depth: 4"
  • Serial number: 2920719
  • Year of build: 2019
  • Case: Hoffee


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