12-Fret, Short Scale, Lutz Spruce,
Condition: Very Good
Offered here is 000-12 Vintage number 2178 built by John Greven in 2012. It has a Lutz Spruce top and back and sides made of Brazilian Rosewood. John tells me that he has made only six 000-12 fret guitars over the years and of these, only three were made with Brazilian, so this is a rare instrument. He gave this traditionally styled instrument a 25" string scale, a 1-13/16" bone nut and 2-9/32" string spacing. It has herringbone purfling and curly Koa binding and trim. It has a wood mosaic backstrip and a simple multi-ring wood fiber rosette. It has a mahogany neck with a comfortable soft V shape. The fretboard and the pyramid bridge are Black Ebony. The headstock overlay is Brazilian Rosewood and the tuners are nickel Grover open backs with butterbean knobs.
This guitar has the look, feel and tone of a vintage piece, which is just what John intended. It is very lightly built and braced and it weighs just 3.8 pounds. It plays superbly and is currently setup with 12th fret string heights of 6/64" and 5/64" on the low and high sides, respectively. The tone is like that of a pre-war Martin and it's voice would make for a fabulous blues guitar. Check out the brief sound sample provided for a taste of the tone of this marvelous Greven guitar.
As is so often the case with great playing and sounding guitars, this instrument has seen it's share of play. It has been well cared for, but up very close it shows it's share of shirt button scratches and tiny impressions. It comes in a newer Guardian case which is in great condition.
Greven guitars are highly sought after and with good reason. Here is an opportunity to get a high quality Greven guitar at a great price and a Brazilian Rosewood Greven at that! Make this beautiful Brazilian 000-12V yours today.
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