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  • German spruce and Brazilian r/wd New World Classic for sale

    This is my first New World Classic.  Built without my usual curved top but otherwise with the soundboard design I’ve developed over the last 17 years, I was looking a guitar with my sound but a little warmer. This model will be my New World Classic.

    I’m so happy with the result.  It occurred to me that when I played the unamplified UK folk clubs nearly fifty years ago, I would have loved this guitar.

    Jonny Moss has recorded a piece on this guitar, it can be heard at  It hadn’t been played much then, it has opened up a lot since.

    Built with aged German spruce, ancient Brazilian Blackwood, Indian ebony and Wengé, this is a special guitar.  The Brazilian rosewood back is featured in the article ‘Joining thicknessed backs’ towards the end of ‘Brazilian rosewood for sale’ .


    New World Classic Specifications

    Soundboard: German  spruce flat-top
    Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
    Neck: Wengé
    Fingerboard: Ebony
    Bridge: Ebony with two piece bone saddle
    Binding: Black Rocklite with red/gold/green purfling
    Trim: Arrowhead with red line s/board surround
    Body Width: 402mm (15.8″)
    Body Length: 495mm (19.5”)
    Max body depth: 101mm (4.0”)
    F/b width at nut: 1.75″ (45 mm),
    Scale: 643mm (25.3”)
    Tuners: Gotoh 510 with black button



    The Brazilian rosewood is certified with UK CITES and certification comes with the guitar.  It can be sold quite legally anywhere in the world.

    For more information, email or telephone +44 (0) 12434 673567