Cedar & Rosewood Model

Model 62 Sachar Amos 012
Concert series - Cedar & Rosewood Model
Details

Soundboard:           Western Red Cedar

Back & Sides:           Indian Rosewood

Neck:                           Australian Red Cedar

Fingerboard:            Indian Ebony

Bridge:                        Rosewood

Tuners:                       Sloane

Finish:                         French Polish


Body Length:                  486 mm

Upper Bout width:       270 mm

Lower Bout width:       360 mm

Body depth:                    96-100 mm

Scale Length:                 650 mm

Nut width:                       52 mm



Cedar & Rosewood Model

The cedar & rosewood classical guitar model is a powerful instrument with a piano type bass response and a crisp treble voicing.  The design is inspired by instruments made by Ignacio Fleta in the 1960's and 70's with a very similar body shape, depth and material selection.  The cedar model also features a soundboard bracing pattern developed by Fleta which uses a 9 fan bracing pattern (as opposed to the more common 7 fan) and double braces for the upper portion of the design (visible in the photo gallery below), the effect of this bracing creates a controlled response to the guitars overtone production and volume.

The cedar & rosewood model is made from aged materials including Western red cedar soundboard, back & sides are aged Indian rosewood with an ebony fingerboard, Brazilian or Madagascar rosewood bridge with a very thin French polish finish with fine quality Sloane tuners.




Spruce & Rosewood Model

Model 50 Sachar Amos 011
Concert series - Spruce & rosewood model
Details

Soundboard:           Swiss Alpine Spruce

Back & Sides:           Indian Rosewood

Neck:                           Australian Red Cedar

Fingerboard:            Indian Ebony

Bridge:                        Rosewood

Tuners:                       Sloane

Finish:                         French Polish


Body Length:                  486 mm

Upper Bout width:       270 mm

Lower Bout width:       360 mm

Body depth:                    96-100 mm

Scale Length:                 650 mm

Nut width:                       52 mm



Spruce & Rosewood Model

The spruce & rosewood classical guitar model is an instrument designed for a more intimate performance, with a very beautiful treble voicing and bass response.  The design for this instrument developed over a couple of years through discussions with renowned luthier and mentor Richard Howell.  The spruce model uses a slightly smaller body size than the cedar model and features a soundboard bracing pattern  which uses a the traditional 7 fan bracing pattern.

The spruce & rosewood model is made from aged materials including Swiss alpine soundboard, back & sides are aged Indian rosewood with an ebony fingerboard, Brazilian or Madagascar rosewood bridge with a very thin French polish finish with fine quality Sloane tuners.



Prelude Model

Prelude 3

The Prelude model is a collaborative project between Sachar Amos & Richard Howell guitars.  We designed the Prelude guitar as an entry level concert instrument, made from affordable tone woods and a hybrid finish (lacquer back and sides with a French polish soundboard)  therefore reducing the labour involved and some of the high end material costs.  We also make the guitars in a small batch of 3 guitars to further reduce setup time for tasks and reducing the overall labour whilst maintaining the highest quality results.

For all enquiries about the Prelude Guitars including how to order, availability and pricing, please contact Richard Howell at richard@howellguitars.com

Details

Soundboard:           Spruce or Cedar

Back & Sides:           Indian Rosewood

Neck:                           Australian Red Cedar

Fingerboard:            Indian Ebony

Bridge:                        Rosewood

Tuners:                       Gotoh premium

Finish:                         French Polish


Scale Length:                 650 mm

Nut width:                       52 mm