This is one special guitar!! First thing I noticed is the high gloss finish and the ebony bridge. Then I played this guitar...wooooaw!! Mastergrade Brazilian Rosewood, Mastergrade Alpine Spruce. Special Fingerstyle neck! What more does a player need. Say no more. Come and play!
This very well preserved O12 was one of the first instruments built in Newtownards workshop in Ireland. All guitars in this period were under Georges supervision on quality and design. The woods used in the model show that. Very pretty Mahogany combined with a AAA-grade quarter sawn Sitka Spruce top give this guitar excellent tone separation and clarity combined with a deep bass.
Resurrecting the look of our early Style 17 guitars, the 17 Series features a shaded gloss Sitka Spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and tortoise brown binding. The 000-17SM features a tight, 12-fret body and vintage slotted headstock for a truly one-of-a-kind instrument. Had to have this one. I love the dry sound of mahogany combined with Sitka.