Skytop Grand Auditorium, Brazilian Rosewood & Bearclaw Sitka Spruce

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"Foregoing a traditional soundhole, my side-soundport guitars direct the sound up towards, rather than away from the player. The result is an experience unlike any other guitar you have played. The player is just 'in it' - rewarded, while the forward projection to the room is not penalized in the least."

Eric Weigeshoff is an unusual builder, who comes from a film and design background, and builds guitars with the goal of incorporating the inspiration he finds in the natural world. This Grand Auditorium model features a dramatically figured set of Brazilian rosewood for the back and sides, and a Sitka spruce top that sets a new bar for the term "bearclawed". The intuitively laid out fan fret and multi-scale design facilitates all manner of playing. The double upward-facing soundholes give the guitarist an immediate and intimate experience, with no sacrifice to the listener's. Eric has also used figured walnut in some unexpected places - you'll catch the first glimpse on the bevelled armrest, but more notably, the neck is entirely walnut. The combination of all these tonewoods in this unusual shape is striking yet cohesive, and tonally deeply satisfying. Priced with a custom dark sparkle Calton case.

  • Model: Grand Auditorium
  • Top: Bearclaw Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
  • Neck: Curly claro walnut w/ D profile
  • Scale length: Multi - 25.4" - 24.9" 
  • Nut width: 1-3/4”
  • Fretboard: Brazilian rosewood
  • Bridge: Brazilian rosewood
  • Bindings: Ebano
  • Purfling: b/w/b
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510
  • Headstock veneer: Ebony
  • Armrest: Walnut into ebony
  • Case: Calton custom
  • Serial number: 20.059
  • Year of build: 2020

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Key Features

Skytop Grand Auditorium, Brazilian Rosewood & Bearclaw Sitka Spruce
Design
The multi-scale, fan-fret design is intuitive and comfortable, facilitating all styles of playing
Tonewoods
A Sitka spruce top that really puts the "bearclaw" in bearclaw figuring is paired with Brazilian rosewood back and sides and an unusual walnut neck
Soundports
Forgoing the standard front-facing soundhole, Eric has instead opted for two player-facing soundports, giving the guitarist an immersive experience without sacrificing the listener's

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Skytop Guitars

Eric Weigeshoff is known for building some of the most interesting and aesthetically unique guitars available. Ericʼs time-tested methods and design of these guitars creates a powerful yet player-focused and intimate guitar.

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