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5 May 2016

Used - 2014 Short Scale Spruce / Indian Rosewood, Elevated Fingerboard

$5,900 CAD

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Constructed by Douglass Scott in 2014
In excellent condition, some minor marks on soundboard and back of head stock
613.5mm scale length
Nut width: 50.5mm
String spacings: Nut 42.0mm, Saddle 58.5mm
Spruce soundboard
Indian rosewood back and sides
Ebony fingerboard
Mahogany neck
Mother of pearl position dots at V, VII, XII, XV, XVII
Ebony end pin for a strap
Alessi tuners
French polished soundboard, oil varnish finish on back, sides, neck

This is a very musical instrument for anyone who needs a smaller, short scale guitar. The sound is full, open, and very balanced with lively brilliant trebles, strong basses, and excellent sustain. The action is currently set medium-low.



11 May 2014

Used - 2009 Short Scale Spruce / Indian Rosewood

SOLD

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Beethoven Moonlight Sonata
Zamboni Soanta 7
Brouwer Etude 17
Saltarello

Constructed in 2009
632mm scale length
In very good condition, minor playing wear, has never required repairs
Spruce soundboard
Indian rosewood back and sides
Ebony fingerboard
Mother of pearl position dots at V, VII, and XII
Mahogany neck
Sloane tuners
French polish finish recently retouched
Asking: CA$4,100 (exchange 11 May 2014: US$3,800)

This guitar has been very well played and enjoyed by its original owner, who is trading it in for a shorter scale instrument. The soundboard, back, and neck have a handful of minor cosmetic marks, but otherwise, the instrument is in great shape with no structural issues or damage. The biggest marks, on the back of the neck (which can be seen in the photos), have been filled in, levelled, and polished so they can't be felt by the left thumb. The action is currently at a medium height with room at the saddle to lower it if required. The sound is very warm and balanced, with lyrical trebles and deep, colourful basses. Asking price is $4,100 and I'm open to offers.



28 January 2014

New - Cedar / Indian Rosewood, Elevated Fingerboard

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As of February 14th this instrument is now complete. Here are the latest photos, and I still plan to record some sound samples too. They'll be posted here and on the blog when they're ready. I'm extremely pleased with my initial impressions of the guitar, it's exactly what I had hoped for.

Since I don't do any real experimenting on custom ordered instruments, I like to build a few spec guitars every year to try some new ideas that have been rattling in my head for some time. One of the guitars I'm currently working on is a cedar and Indian rosewood with elevated fingerboard. This guitar is very much a "traditional" instrument, being fan braced, with a Spanish heel and generally light construction. The experiment here is completely in the soundboard thicknessing and bracing with the aim of giving a very firm right hand tension when strung with low or medium gauge strings so that it can be played very hard, has a lot of power and a big dynamic range. I'm also aiming for a really open response at the lowest dynamic level. Hmm, sounds a lot like what I've always aimed for. I suppose this guitar is a different means toward the same goal.



New - 2012 European Spruce / Maple, Elevated Fingerboard

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This new guitar, just completed in August 2012, was made to display at the 2012 International Guitar Symposium in Iserlohn, Germany. It was made from pieces of my personal favorite woods that I have been saving for many years. The rare quality spruce soundboard from northern Italy gives this guitar a very special brilliant yet woody tone. Combined with the deep, firm resonance and subtle heart-tugging sweetness of the gorgeous curly European Maple, this is a guitar I don't want to part with!

Visual decorations follow a natural color scheme. The rosette is my usual Torres-esque design, and the tie block is decorated with a matching inlay. The back and side purflings, being lines of mahogany, match the neck. Using a historic process from violin making, the white maple back and sides have been stained a rich, warm honey color.

The instrument has an elevated fingerboard to ease playing in the higher positions, it has hand made tuninig machines by Nicolò Alessi, there is a small mother of pearl position dot at the seventh fret, and the scale length is a standard 650mm. The sound of this guitar is bright, warm, very powerful when you want it to be, exceptionally responsive and sustains abundantly. It's the perfect instrument for a guitarist wanting to differentiate him or herself with a distinct, and truly top quality sound.



Used - 2009 Cedar / Indian Rosewood - 632mm Scale

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This short scale guitar is ideal for a guitarist with smaller hands who values sound quality and playability above all. It is fitted with Sloane tuning machines, and has small mother of pearl position markers on the edge of the fingerboard at frets V, VII, and XII. The rosette is my signature Torres-esque design, and the tie block is decorated with a matching inlay. While this guitar shows the usual small cosmetic dings of extensive use, it has never required any repairs, and is in perfect structural and playing condition. The French polish has been freshly retouched in my shop, so all dents have been smoothed over with polish and appear minimized (and the guitar looks gorgeous). With freshly dressed frets, and a lowish action, it plays extremely easily and equally cleanly up to the 19th fret. The sound is very open, clear, and full of character and life. It has great sustain, and is extremely responsive with a beautiful tone at all dynamic levels.



New - 2012 Cedar / Indian Rosewood

SOLD

I currently have one Concert Classical model guitar in progress in the studio. It has a cedar soundboard, Indian Rosewood back and sides and a scale length of 650mm. It is scheduled to be complete and available in February 2012. Full details and images will be posted here when the guitar is complete. ...Sorry, the instrument was sold before I had a chance to take photos.



New - 2011 Cedar / Indian Rosewood, Elevated Fingerboard

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This guitar was made to display at the GFA International Convention and Competition this past June (2011). It is a great example of my cedar sound with excellent balance, exceptional sustain, and spruce-like refinement, clarity and separation. It has a scale length of 650mm and includes several custom features as well, such as: a tie block inlay that matches the rosette, perfectly smooth and silent hand made tuning machines by Nicolo Alessi, an elevated fingerboard to ease playing in the highest register, and a small mother of pearl position marker at the 7th fret. The rosette incorporates a central marquetry ribbon, bordered on each side with a diamond lozenge strand. This instrument is finished with my special combination of oil varnish on the back, sides and neck and French polish on the soundboard. It is the ultimate combination for sound quality, durability, repairability and exquisite appearance.



New - 2011 European Spruce / Indian Rosewood

SOLD

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This guitar was made to display at the recent GFA International Convention and Competition in Columbus Georgia. It has a scale length of 650mm, and features my signature rosette - which is an imitation of a rosette theme created by Torres. Like the foregoing cedar instrument, this guitar includes a few custom features as well, such as: a tie block inlay that matches the rosette, perfectly smooth and silent hand made tuning machines by Nicolo Alessi, and a small mother of pearl position marker at the 7th fret. This instrument is finished with my special combination of oil varnish on the back, sides and neck and French polish on the soundboard (see guitar #6 on this page for more information.) The sound is open, deep, brilliant, sustaining and full of life.



New - 2010 Spruce / Indian Rosewood, Elevated Fingerboard

SOLD

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This Instrument, completed in December 2010, is a great showpiece of my recent work. The rosette incorporates a central marquetry ribbon, bordered on each side with a diamond lozenge strand. The diamond lozenge borders were made as a small tribute to Torres, who used the element in only a small handful of his most elaboratre instruments. The finish on this guitar is a special combination of oil varnish and French polish. It is a new finish for my guitars, but the materials and process are timeless in lutherie - it is the ultimate for sound quality, durability, repairability and exquisite appearance. This guitar was made with an elevated fingerboard to ease playing in the highest register, has a scale length of 650mm and a small mother of pearl position marker at the 7th fret. The sound is big, noble, warm and impeccably refined.