Spohn MD-C, Honduran Rosewood & Swiss Moon Spruce


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"A guitar should feel like a natural extension of the body and at the same time present itself as art."

German luthier Max Spohn's guitars most certainly live up to that ideal. The restrained and modern elegance of his guitars may be the first thing to catch your eye, but it's the playability and tone that will win you over. His MD was inspired by the Somogyi Modified Dreadnought, which in turn was inspired by the original Martin design. Though large in dimension, it has the comfortable playability of a mid-sized guitar, with the benefit of a more powerful and commanding voice. The combination of Honduran rosewood with Swiss moon spruce lends this guitar a voice that has strong fundamentals and notable focus, with a brightness in the high end that makes notes ring out effortlessly. The excellent playability continues to the neck, where the oval profile and perfect carve encourage a relaxed left hand, and a Florentine cutaway gives the player access up to the 20th fret. Max's work continues to impress us with every new guitar we receive.

  • Top: Swiss moon spruce
  • Back and sides: Honduran rosewood
  • Neck: Honduran mahogany with low oval profile
  • Headplate: Honduran rosewood
  • Backplate: Ebony
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with fake binding
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Binding: Ebony
  • Backstrip: Standard mitered
  • Side Markers: Brass dots
  • Rosette: Custom inlay
  • End graft: Standard wedge
  • Fret wire: Evo gold medium
  • Finish: High gloss
  • Additional options: Cutaway, Manzer wedge
  • Tuners: Scheller, Brass with Ebony buttons
  • Case: Hiscox Pro II
  • Truss rod: Stainless steel, double action
  • Scale length: 25“
  • Nut width: 1-3/4“
  • String spacing at bridge: 2 -1/4“
  • Fingerboard radius: 20“
  • Lower bout: 15-3/4"
  • Depth: 4-5/8"
  • Case: Hiscox hardshell
  • Strings: Medium .013


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Key Features

Spohn MD-C, Honduran Rosewood & Swiss Moon Spruce
Inspired by Ervin Somogyi's Modified Dreadnought, Max's MD sports a lower bout just shy of 16" wide, with a 4-5/8" depth and elegant curvature
Honduran rosewood and Swiss moon spruce provide a well-defined, articulate voice with strong fundamentals and snap
Max's instantly recognizable, modern artistic appointments like his geometric rosette elevate his instruments

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Spohn Guitars

In only a few years, German builder Max Spohn has made an incredible name for himself, his guitars being widely recognized and regarded in the industry. 

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