Greg Smallman Classical, 1998 (Consignment)

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Comments Greg Smallman builds top-drawer, professional concert grade yet not strictly traditional, classical guitars in Australia. This 1998 model was built in Glen Innes, New South Wales; since 2004 they’ve relocated near Esperance, Western Australia.

The construction, while not ‘standard’, is impeccable and produces an instrument that is really quite loud and projects very well while maintaining tonal balance, fullness and warmth.

Many top classical artists have used Smallman guitars, with John Williams one of the most famous.

Since 1999, Smallman has brought his sons fully into the business and the label now reads “Greg Smallman And Sons Damon & Kym”

Serial Number N/A, built in 1998.
Pricing $22,900.00 CAD with original Smallman case.
Neck Spanish cedar neck with unbound ebony fingerboard. 650mm scale, 53mm nut width. The fingerboard is bevelled so that the bass side is thinner than the treble.
Frets Original frets with minimal wear.
Body Red cedar top, with lattice bracing composed of balsa and carbon fiber; the top is very thin and there are additional laminate and carbon fiber supports. Sides are ‘doubled’ with multiple layers. The bridge is made of Padauk to further lighten the top.
Finish Hand-rubbed nitrocellulose lacquer finish in good condition on neck, back and sides. The top is a light shellac or varnish.
Hardware/electronics Gilbert Traditional Gold tuning gears with Ebony button and Abalone dot, and black rollers. Bone nut and G-compensated saddle. p
Playability/Action This instrument plays exceptionally well – not surprising given the build quality and attention to detail. We can of course set it up to the player’s requirements.
Case Original Smallman curly maple case included.

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