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Portland Acoustic Guitar Indian Rosewood & Spruce Morning Glory Natural w/ Case - USED
Portland Acoustic Guitar Indian Rosewood & Spruce Morning Glory Natural w/ Case


 
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Our Price: $1,900.00
Sale Price: $1,000.00
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This is truly an amazing guitar in both construction and sound. It plays great and brand new strings were just put on it. It has almost a one of a kind sound and its beautiful! Overall its in very good condition with maybe a couple of very small scratches here and there. It comes with a very nice Road Runner hard shell case in good condition. Only other thing to mention is that there was a very small chip on the side of the neck, however that piece was fully repaired, it was a very small piece and now its almost hardly unnoticeable. This doesn't affect how the guitar plays at all. Below is the longer more in depth description of this guitar:

Jay Dickinson, the builder, has made guitars in Portland, Oregon as Portland Guitar for the last thirteen years. A successful mechanical engineer and practiced woodworker he is passionate about making high quality guitars. This one was built as a part of a series inspired by morning glory flowers. It features a vine for the rosette and inside the sound hole there is a medallion with a flower carved out. It is his goal to fit as much art as possible into the instrument

Play in tune on the whole fretboard with intonation you can adjust until perfect. The saddle is not a regular compensated saddle. Each string has a separate saddle that allows the end of the string to be moved individually. This extra compensation gives perfect intonation at the saddle. A trait found only in electric guitars is brought into the acoustic world. This adds a special level of musicality to the instrument. You as a player can hear each note more clearly which helps find different places to expand your technique. An upstream solution, this saddle makes the instrument an engineer or producers dream. It saves time in studio because no effects are needed to correct the guitar. Additionally, it provides a unique tone that holds tuning when you start adding capo down the neck or multiple capo.

Our guitars are usable. There are multiple ways to easily adjust the action. The saddle is floating so shims can easily be put underneath it to lift the height. A floating fingerboard allows for easy access to the high frets and allows the player to change the break angle. The provided key can be inserted into the heel stock and with a small twist the neck angle to the body changes. As the guitar ages and goes through the seasons it changes and changes the action. Our stock setting is to keep it as low as possible, but this is your choice to make not ours. You have the power to play with low action or move it higher in minutes.

A special focus is given to quality in each guitar. Only the best woods are used. Each board has the grain inspected and the rigidity, tone and strength assessed. Jay works with them slowly and intentionally to make sure every detail is payed attention to. The set on this instrument were chosen to provide a great sound. Old growth Indian rosewood back and sides support a warmth that is matched by the sitka spruce top to create a warm crisp tone. Jay gives a lifetime warranty with free repair and adjustment work and includes a hard-shell case. If a flaw is found it is fixed and we use a microscope to look. We want this guitar to last generations.

This is a parlor guitar with a 14” lower bout” which has good volume and projection. A special bracing system is used to enhance the projection and responsiveness. A carbon fiber layer goes in between each brace to make it extra strong. Instead of standard x-bracing a curved or falcate bracing is used. This gives the guitar stiffness and flexibility in just the right directions. Together the body and top can vibrate uninhibited and project more. The tuners are the best we can find, Gotoh 510’s. Special attention is given to the fretboard to make it smooth, level, and scratch free so it is easy to play. The neck has a low-profile C-shape. Its depth is minimal and the sides curve fast. Ideally suited for small hands or someone who wants it to be easy to wrap a hand around the neck.

1. Styles

Body size: parlor – 14” lower-bout
Top bracing pattern: Carbon fiber reinforced falcate (curved)
Neck profile: Low profile
Neck Joint: Three point easily adjustable bolt on neck
Nut: Patent pending split nut
Bridge: Patent-pending split-saddle
Rosette: Dancing morning glory leaves
Sound hole art: Morning glory blossom
Action at 14th fret: Set low, and adjustable,
Headstock Logo: Portland rose from silver inlay
Finish: Natural with high gloss water borne poly urethane

2. Materials

Tuning machines: Gotoh 510
Headstock: Indian rosewood
Top: Sitka spruce
Back: Old growth Indian rosewood
Sides: Old growth Indian rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Top braces: Sitka spruce
Fingerboard: Indian rosewood
Bridge pins: Indian rosewood with mother of pearl
Bridge: Indian rosewood
Heelcap: Indian rosewood
Binding: Ivoroid
Purfling: Herring bone with black-white frame
Fingerboard width at nut: 1-14/16''
Fingerboard width at neck joint fret: 2-1/4''
Nominal scale length: 25.4''
Adjustable scale length: 25.4”-25.9”
number of frets clear to the body: 14
number of frets total: 20

Hard case included

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