BLEMISHED: The 5-course guitar designed by Zachary Taylor is based on instruments made by Giorgio Sellas. One in particular, which may be seen in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, was made in 1627. It was examined and measured for the purpose of producing a representation of this exquisite instrument. Another example in the same museum was chosen as the basis for another Baroque guitar; it was made by Rene Voboam.Important Specifications:Body: The sides of the body are in sheesham, the back is a combination of strips of lace wood, sheesham and ebonyNeck: Solid piece of beech with a sheesham fret boardSoundboard: SpruceScale Length (String length nut to bridge): 26″Width of strings at nut: 1 1/2″Width of strings at bridge: 2 3/8″Scale Length: 26″Frets: 9 nylon and 3 wooden fretsNut: EbonyFingerboard: SheeshamBridge: Sheesham with lace wood decorations, the floral ornamentation on the side of the bridge is a laminated sheesham.Tuning Pegs: SheeshamAccessories Included: Hard case An important feature of the Sellas design is the arched back which, similar to the lute, constructed of strips tapered at each end to produce the coopered effect. Alternating woods with ebony fillets separating them creates a distinctive appearance characteristic of this maker’s work./f

Product Features

  • Condition Scratch & Dent Strings
  • ItemHeight 3.5
  • ItemWidth 10.5
  • ItemLength 36
  • WeightWithoutCase 2