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❌ SOLD ❌ Gregory Byers Classical Guitar Brazilian, 2011

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A Gregory Byers Classical guitar is rare to see on the used market. He generally builds as many as twelve guitars per year, to order. His instruments are usually built one at a time, allowing Byers to give maximum attention to each specific guitar.

Byers builds single top guitars (as opposed to double top), though he does use other techniques such as the ‘Elevated Fingerboard’ which really involves the top dropping down towards the heel. His guitars new start at approximately $10,000 USD.

This particular rarity is a Gregory Byers Classical guitar dating to 2011 and constructed with a Sitka Spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood for the back, sides, headplate and bridge. Traditionally, the neck is mahogany with an Ebony fingerboard. The finish is French Polish, hand applied lacquer. The centre seam decorations – on the back and and the headplate – suggest a stalk of wheat.

This guitar plays very well and has a well-developed voice, a sure sign that it’s been played. Spruce tops take longer periods of use to open up and offer their full potential. The elevated fingerboard definitely improves access to the upper frets.  

The excellent, elegant tuners are built in Canada, in a fairly rural area a bit west of Ottawa, Ontario by Jorg Graf.  Our shop has done a fret dress and re-polished the back bass bout and back of the neck. 

Overall, this is a rare, extremely well built guitar using top quality materials and parts, offering a fully delveoped tone.

The case is a white molded Karura, in good condition with all latches solid.


 

  • Model: Classical Guitar
  • Year: 2011
  • Finish French Polish
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 261
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 16/07/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.04lbs 1.82kg
  • Scale Length: 650mm 25.6in
  • Nut Width: 53mm 2.08in
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