2019 Frederich Holtier #140 Spruce Maple
|Model||2019 Frederich Holtier #140 Spruce Maple|
|Condition||New – Showroom Condition|
|Finish||French Polish finish on top, Italian oil varnish on body|
|Tuners||Premium Gotoh machines with Ebony Buttons|
|Case||Gator Flight Case – heavy duty|
|Top||Select European Spruce – Double Top – All Wood|
|Sides/Back||Flamed Curly Maple|
|Neck||Spanish Mahogany with Graphite reinforcement|
|Bridge||Ebony 12 hole tie block|
|Fingerboard||Ebony – standard (not elevated)|
|Nut Width||52mm – Compensated nut and saddle for improved intonation|
|String Spacings||45mm – 51mm- 58.5mm at 1st fret – 12th fret – saddle|
|Overall length||39 7/8″|
|Body length||19 5/8″|
|Upper bout||11 3/8″|
|Waist Width||9 5/8″|
|Lower bout||14 1/2″|
|Body widths||3 3/4″ & 3 3/4″ upper bout to lower bout|
|Weight||3lbs. & 9oz.|
|Action||3.6mm & 3.25mm Low E to High E|
|CITES||Eligible – Paperwork not required|
A beautiful guitar by the master from Ohio. Superb maple coupled with a master grade Spruce creates a warm and luscious sound with an excellent setup for ease of play and sound production. He creates a natural sound using all wood for the honeycomb, CNC’ing the material directly on the thickness of the top. “The holes are then closed with a thin layer of Spruce. The fact that the lamination does not reach the edges of the top, gives the guitar a more natural, traditional sound. I did start making this top design since 2003 with small changes during the years.” – as per Frederich.
I’m in full agreement with Frederich. The guitar is very natural sounding, with excellent volume and exquisite handling of her expression, with nuance and musicality. She is additionally, very pretty. The BearClaw Spruce (not a defect? I have actually had this questioned?) gives her a translucent, almost 3D effect, while the Flamed Curly Maple is self-explanatory. A superb guitar.
Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?). My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof) versus the sound of the guitar. I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything. Thanks. Rich
MP3 Audio – 190513-2019 Frederich Holtier #140 Spruce Maple – an incredibly sensitive, yet powerful guitar. Colorful and expressive, there is very little wanting in this superb guitar by Frederich.
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