Blackwood Alexander

I featured this guitar a few years ago when it was first made, it belonged to Mike English, who no longer has room for his various collections of various things.

Very similar to John Smith’s guitar shown above. The back and Sides are African Blackwood, fine, hard and resonant, often used for clarinets and bagpipes, and now becoming very popular among professional players. It has curly Koa bindings, bordered by blue lines, a figured Mahogany neck, laminated with blue lines, and a master Grade Englemann Spruce soundboard with beautiful grain and Silking.

This is one of my favourite guitars, the top is rather more arched than usual, giving it a very "firm" "round" tone, which I think many players would describe as "focussed". I would describe it as "pure", and with huge headroom if you feel the need to play hard. 44.5mm Ebony fingerboard with Pearl snowflake inlays.

Fitted Headway Pickup

A real Gem, used but excellent condition. For sale £4,400