Turnstone TS, Indian Rosewood & Alpine Spruce


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Don't let the slight build of this Turnstone guitar fool you. While the TS may be luthier Rosie Heydenrych's smallest model, this is a comfortable parlor guitar that packs a punch! The smaller soundboard results in a quick attack, giving the player an immediate response and a clear, crisp tone. Rosie makes her TS a little deeper than the average parlor, resulting in a fuller sound with richer bass. With a 12-fret join, the bridge is moved into the coveted sweet spot, but with a low impact scoop-style cutaway, you won’t be compromised when you want to reach up to the dusty end.

The Alpine spruce she's used on this model is clean and even-grained, and matched with a beautiful set of Indian rosewood on the back and sides. The reddish hues in the rosewood are brought out and accented by the flamed koa on the rosette, purfling, end graft and 12-fret marker, for an overall design scheme that is understated but unquestionably attractive.

  • Model: TS (12-fret parlor)
  • Top: Alpine spruce
  • Back and sides: Indian rosewood
  • Neck: Honduran mahogany with shallow C profile
  • Headstock veneer: Ebony (front), Indian rosewood (back)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge and pins: Ebony
  • Rosette and purfling: Flamed koa
  • Nut and saddle material: Cattle bone
  • Finish: High gloss
  • Fret wire: EVO gold
  • Scale length: 25" (635mm)
  • Nut width: 1-3/4" (44.5mm)
  • Lower bout: 14" (355mm)
  • Depth: 4.13" (105mm)
  • Special features: Wingert-inspired arm bevel, scooped cutaway
  • Case: Hiscox Artist Series


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Key Features

Turnstone TS, Indian Rosewood & Alpine Spruce
Understated and elegant, Rosie has used flamed koa to accent the grain of the Indian rosewood. Note also her beautiful logo incorporated on the headstock!
The TS is a small, fireside parlor guitar, but with a deeper body and 12-fret design, it's got a notably rich and full voice that belies its size
Beautifully straight-grained Alpine spruce is paired with Indian rosewood for a balanced, warm tone

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Turnstone Guitars

Turnstone Guitar Company is based in Surrey, England and was founded by luthier Rosie Heydenrych. In 2010, Rosie started learning her craft in London and set up a dedicated workshop in 2015 producing fine handmade steel-string guitars.

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