Tom Sands Model S "Kira" Acoustic Guitar, Crelicam Striped Ebony & Italian Spruce


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We've been highly anticipating this Model S from Yorkshire-based luthier Tom Sands. The Model S is the smallest body size offered by Tom, and this particular model has a 12-fret join, with a cutaway that allows further access up the neck. This guitar features Crelicam striped ebony for the back and sides paired with an Italian spruce top and a wenge neck. With slinky short scale of 24-3/4", 1-3/4" nut width and 2-1/4" string spacing, this is an incredibly comfortable and responsive guitar. But thanks to the 12-fret design, it lacks no power. Tom named it after his friend Kira, a fellow luthier from Germany, who he describes as "small yet mighty". We'd say that's equally true of her namesake guitar! Throughout you'll find Tom's beautiful trademark patinated copper in the rosette, headstock and position markers, adding an exquisite touch to an already delightful instrument.
  • Body: Model S 12-fret, cutaway
  • Soundboard: Italian spruce
  • Back and sides: Crelicam striped ebony
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Rosette: Green copper
  • Binding: Rocklite ebano
  • End graft: Rocklite ebano
  • Position markers: Copper dots with green infill
  • Fingerboard and bridge: Crelicam ebony
  • Bridge pins: Ebony
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • Saddle Spacing: 2-1/4"
  • Neck: Wenge, with medium C profile
  • Headstock veneer: English sycamore
  • Headstock inlay: Patinated green copper
  • Backstrip: Patinated green copper
  • Tuning machines: Scheller Open Gear
  • Truss rod: Two-way
  • Fretwire: Jescar EVO Gold Medium
  • Fretboard radius: 20" Compound
  • Case: Hoffee - white exterior, black interior
  • Finish: Polyurethane


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Tom Sands Model S "Kira" Acoustic Guitar, Crelicam Striped Ebony & Italian Spruce
Similar in some ways to a 00, and described as being a sort of mini modified dreadnought, the Model S is Tom's personal ideal fireside guitar
12-fret but with a cutaway for extra access and an easy-playing short scale length, the Model S will please many a fingerstyle guitarist with a light touch
Spruce from Italy and crelicam ebony sourced from Bob Taylor's sustainable mill in Cameroon, it's as appealing aurally as it is visually


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. Across three base models (S, M, L) Tom is pushing the boundaries of what the acoustic guitar can do through innovations in design.

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