Tom Sands Model M "Marcella", Madagascar Rosewood & Old Growth Redwood


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Yorkshire-based luthier Tom Sands builds some of the most distinctive modern guitars around, and he's an incredible resource to players and luthiers alike with his tonewood tours video series. In his Madagascar Rosewood video, he lets the viewer know that this tonewood is his personal favorite for the style of guitar he builds, and there could be no better testament to that than this Model M, nicknamed "Marcella". Mad rose offers up a rich overtone profile that, especially on a mid-sized or larger guitar paired with old-growth redwood, gives a player an expansive and lush tonal palette to draw from. This is no simple folky fingerpicking guitar—it's meant for the modern fingerstylist who employs a wide range of techniques, chord voicings, and tunings, and can take advantage of its full potential. Last but not least? That gorgeous copper rosette.

  • Model: M (medium)
  • Top: Old-growth redwood
  • Back and sides: Madagascar rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Binding: Rosewood
  • Tuners: Scheller with snakewood buttons
  • Rosette: Copper
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-1/4"
  • Lower bout: 16"
  • Depth: 4-1/2"
  • Case: Hoffee


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Tom Sands Guitars

Based in Yorkshire, England, former Somogyi apprentice Tom Sands is building some of the most beautiful, unique and responsive acoustic guitars in the world today.

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