2019 Ken Whisler #37 Cedar EIRW
|Model||2019 Ken Whisler #37 Cedar EIRW|
|Scale||660 mm – compensated|
|Case||Gear Buddy AHC2 Hardshell Classical Guitar Case|
|Top||Western Red Cedar|
|Sides/Back||East Indian Rosewood (EIRW)|
|Neck||Spanish Cedar with Flamed Maple insert|
|Bridge||East Indian Rosewood|
|Fingerboard||African Ebony – Canted|
|Rosette||Spalted Maple including headplate and end graft|
|Overall length||38 3/4″|
|Body length||19 1/8″|
|Upper bout width||11 1/8″|
|Waist width||9 5/8″|
|Lower bout width||14 3/4″|
|Body depths||3 7/8″ & 3 7/8″ (neck to tail)|
|Guitar Weight||3lbs & 8oz.|
|Action||4.1mm & 3mm low E to high E 12th fret unfretted|
|CITES||Ineligible – paperwork is not available|
2019 Ken Whisler #37 Cedar EIRW
Just arrived, this guitar is superb! Pretty, full bodied voice, easy to play. Intimate voice perfect for a small room recital but clearly capable of more.
Excellent work by the young master luthier. Ken’s work has always been intriguing and accessible price-wise and this one is no different. Beautiful straight grained East Indian RW, nice coloring, deep and rich to the excellent cut of Western Red Cedar from the stock of well known luthier (who shall go unnamed for personal reasons) who harvested the wood from the Bull Run Watershed, thus the BRW in the label with a #.
Then of course, the guitar is fretted with Gold Evo FWG110 fret-wire and finished with blonde shellac, the guitar is quite nice. He’s apparently inspired and the guitar reflects it. Apologies for the case label shot showing Cedar/CSA…it should say EIRW (we were a touch confused and the woods were so deep and rich I thought it was Brazilian. Rich
Ken works out of his workshop in Parkland, Missouri.
Additional specs on action and neck widths/depths
neck width at 12th fret: 59mm
1) at 1st fret: 20mm
2) at 9th fret: 21mm
neck elevation: 9mm at 12th fret
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 – 190223-2019 Ken Whisler #37 Cedar EIRW – Little monster! She totally came to life in less than 10 minutes. Lows are awesome, with good clarity and voice! Easy to play for a big guitar. I had no problem with it. The guitar is beautiful, intimate and expressive. Nice job by Ken. Guitar is a pleasure to play
My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.
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Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.
It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up. -Rich
This classical guitar carries a 1 Year Warranty directly from the Luthier
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Email me directly if you need more info: rich at savageclassical dot com