2010 Paul Doyle Maccaferri style – £999
This is a rare example of a high end, Irish made acoustic guitar – clearly borrowing from the Maccaferri style Gypsy Jazz guitars with a D shape sound hole and extreme Florentine cutaway. The guitar features a 900 year old Sitka Spruce top, coupled with Indian Rosewood back and sides. The neck is African Mahogany with a Walnut strip, and a Rosewoodwood fingerboard. The binding is Irish Yew and Herringbone, and the soundhole rosette is Abalone. The other noticeable feature of the guitar – and all Paul Doyle instruments – is a headstock finial featuring a white and pink pearl Celtic design. Tonally this guitar is very versatile, when fingerpicked the individual notes chime with great clarity, yet it strums equally well – the Sitka Spruce top adds punch and the Rosewood back and sides give added resonance. It’s in good condition, with just signs of light playwear. It has an underside Artec pickup fitted, with controls mounted inside the soundhole, and comes in it’s original hard case.