2004 Redgate

2004 Redgate

Those of you who frequent the realm of the very finest classical guitars made today are quite familiar with Jim Redgate of Adelaide, Australia. His instruments have been used by Pepe Romero, Ana Vidovic, Meng Su, Ralph Towner, and countless others. This particular instrument, made in 2004, is absolutely superb. Its lattice-braced, extremely fine master-grade cedar top, with super-thin carbon-fiber reinforcement in the center of each brace, is unique in the classic guitar world. No one else’s instruments have the breadth of tone, volume, and clarity that Redgate’s do. To play this instrument is to be taken away by it. I have played and owned classical guitars by the masters of the early-to-late 20th century and can confidently say that this one not only stands up to them, it surpasses many. Along with his unique top bracing Redgate also utilizes a slightly-arched back design, unusual for a classical guitar, and is contributory to its range for a fact. The back and sides are of “Pardo" rosewood which is of Brazilian origin and of the machaerium genus, which according to the builder is not Dalbergia, so there are no problems with CITES. On the underside of the top, hand-written in ink, is 142G  2.3, which indicates the weight of the top, in grams, before installation, and its thickness in millimeters. You may want additional classical guitars in your lifetime, but you will never let this one go. A top-of-the-line Hoffee roadworthy hard shell case is included of course. $7995 w/hsc

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$7995.00
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