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Gerald Farrell 630mm Classical Guitar, 2012

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Here is a very interesting Gerald Farrell 630mm Classical Guitar, built during 2012 at Jerry Farrell’s shop in Hamilton, Ontario where he has constructed classical guitars since 1972.

Based on the proven, traditional Hauser design, this Gerald Farrell 630mm Classical features a Spruce top with Indian Rosewood for the sides and back, with Central American Mahogany for the body blocks and neck. The fingerboard and bridge are Ebony, with a compensated nut addressing some of those pesky issues around G strings. The tuners are Hauser style Rodgers models with ebony buttons and no fancy engraving.

The finish is a natural French Polish, applied by hand. Many private builders have shifted to French Polish from sprayed nitrocellulose lacquers for a number of reasons. The key reason is that French Polish is pretty thin and so is one of the least restrictive finish types, allowing the instrument to vibrate freely. In practical terms, maintaining spray equipment and materials is a significant task, and the materials are both toxic and explosive.

The key feature of this Gerald Farrell 630mm classical guitar is of course the smaller scale length and correspondingly narrower nut. Concert classical scale lengths usually start at 650mm (25.59 inch), with a nut width of 52mm (2.04 inch). Here, the scale is 230mm (24.803 inch) with a 50mm (1.968 inch) nut. This slightly reduced scale and narrower fingerboard can make the Classical repertoire a bit more accessible to those players
with smaller builds.

This is a very well built and good sounding instrument, and is sold with its original molded hard shell case.

We’re happy to include the video of Ross Au and Michael Ruggiero as the Stringscapes duo, and another from the 2012 Montreal Guitar Show with Tariq Harb playing one of Jerry Farrell’s guitars.


 

Price: $2,999.99 CAD
  • Model: 630mm Classical Guitar
  • Year: Current
  • Finish French Polish
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 97
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 27/07/2020

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 3.43lbs 1.56kg
  • Scale Length: 630mm 24.8in
  • Nut Width: 50mm 1.968in
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