2018 Montgomery Fan Fret – £1599

Apr 27, 2020 | Alternative

2018 Montgomery Fan Fret – £1599

SOLD  Continuing the strong Northern Irish tradition of high end acoustic guitar builders such as Lowden, Avalon and McIlroy, Montgomery is a relatively new name. But the build quality, feel and beautiful tone woods are just as impressive, and has unmistakable signs of high end quality. The guitar features a Sitka Spruce top with stunning Macassar Ebony back and sides. The Sycamore neck has an Ebony fingerboard, bound with beautiful Snakewood. The body features the same striking Snakewood binding, and rosette. The bridge and saddle are African Blackwood. The guitar is a concert size with 48mm nut and shallow profile, allowing good string spacing but not feeling too chunky. The whole idea of a fan fretted guitar is to give extra string length on the bass register, which gives a far tighter and richer response, and the shorter upper register strings allow for smoother and more bell like treble tone. Tonally the guitar works particularly well for fingerstyle, with great clarity and balance, and has a particular drive in the mid range when strummed. At only a year old, the guitar still has a new smell to it, and is in excellent condition. It comes in it’s original hard case.

Others in this category

1969 Ventura V-1400 Barney Kessel  –  £999

1969 Ventura V-1400 Barney Kessel – £999

The Ventura V-1400 is a faithful recreation of the Gibson Barney Kessel Custom, made in Japan's famed Matsumoku factory.  This was Ventura's top of the line offering in the 1960’s and the quality and craftsmanship really shows! Commonly referred to as a "lawsuit"...

1954 Framus Black Rose  –  £499

1954 Framus Black Rose – £499

Since their introduction in 1946, Framus archtop guitars have become renowned for their stylish looks and great value for money. They also have a famous connection to Elvis Presley who owned at least three models. The Black Rose was their flagship model at the time,...

1998 Alvarez 5055 Bluesman  –  £349

1998 Alvarez 5055 Bluesman – £349

Only made between 1995 and 1998, the Alvarez 5055 Bluesman is an unusual example of a flat topped acoustic with f-holes. It features a Spruce top with Mahogany back and sides, a Mahogany neck with bound Rosewood fingerboard, and a Rosewood bridge. The body has a...