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Kevin Aram 2017 Classical Guitar “Gail” Spruce Ebony

$11,995.00

Arrived June 2017 based on the Julian Bream Myrtle built by Kevin in 1988

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Product Description

Kevin Aram 2017 Classical Guitar “Gail” Spruce Ebony

Model Kevin Aram 2017 Classical Guitar “Gail”
Condition New – Showroom Condition 2017
Scale 650 mm
Tuners Rodgers machines w/MOP buttons (gorgeous machines)
Case Hiscox ABS HSC in black

Tone Woods

Top European Spruce
Sides/Back New Guinea Striped Ebony
Finish French Polished entirely
Condition New – Showroom Condition
Bridge New Guinea Striped Ebony
Head Plate New Guinea Striped Ebony
Fingerboard/Neck Indian Ebony – 19 frets – Brazilian Cedar Neck
Binding Walnut, Pear, & Maple body bindings
Rosette Dyed Maple handcrafted

Measurements

Nut Width 53mm
String Spacing 44mm – 50mm – 59mm (1st fret -12th fret – Bridge)
Upper bout 10 5/8″
Waist Width 8 7/8″
Lower bout width 14″
Body depth width 3 3/8″ & 3 1/2″ upper and lower bout respectively
Overall length 38″
Body length 18 3/4″
Weight 3 lbs. & 5 oz.

Kevin Aram 2017 Classical Guitar “Gail” Spruce Ebony

Comments

Specs and woods are from Kevin.  “Gail” is the last in a series of six instruments based on the guitar “Myrtle” that Kevin built for Julian Bream in 1988.   From Kevin, “The guitar is unusual in that it has a three piece back and head facing, but the main departure from my regular guitar is the front strutting.  This is based on the 1973 Jose Romanillos that Bream played for many years and involves opening up the harmonic bars and extending the fan struts into the upper bout.  This results in a very distinctive sound.  The Romanillos guitar was copied from a 1930 Santos Hernandez, which was, in turn, based a guitar by Antonio Torres.”

The guitar is superb in every regard.  The light oil finish allows this seemingly thin beauty to resonate and sing.  Blooming basses, along with piercing trebles and a ringing sing to her overall voice allow for a musical experience that is difficult to achieve.  She plays beautifully, setup by Kevin, allowing to drive her, yet you are able to evince a soft evocative voice from her as well.  An exemplary guitar from the English master.

She is also gorgeous beyond most comparisons.  There was a whoosh of air by everyone here when we opened the case.  Turning her around was the ultimate eye candy in a guitar.  Beautiful is not enough to describe this guitar.

Note the lack of Rosewood in the guitar.  Very smart.  No International restrictions on this guitar, no CITES needed.

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Media

MP3 Audio – Ken Myers – Kevin Aram – Fugue – Kenneth Meyers performing some Bach on this amazing guitar by Kevin Aram – video forthcoming (see below).

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Video

Kenneth Meyer performing a Bach Fugue on “Gail” by Kevin Aram

Kenneth Meyer holds degrees in Music Composition and Performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Eastman School of Music. He has served on the faculties of East Carolina University and SUNY at Fredonia and most recently held visiting professorships at the Eastman School of Music and SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music. Currently, Dr. Kenneth Meyer directs thriving guitar programs at Onondaga Community College and Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music.

Ken is using Kevin Aram’s “Gail” from 2017 in this video, performing Bach’s “Fugue” from BWV 998

Ken is a true artist and is a welcome addition to our list of guest players here at Savage Classical Guitar.

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Premium Hiscox LiteFlite HSC is included in your purchase price.

Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground or USPS Priority/Express Shipping is included

to the 50 US Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS

Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

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

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Warranty

This guitar carries a 1 Year warranty

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: Inquiry to Savage Classical Guitar

Additional information

Weight 22 lbs
Dimensions 45 x 18 x 8 in

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