12-fret 000, Panama/Guatemala rosewood with Carpathian spruce

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Pre War Style 12-fret 000 Guitar. This 12-fret slot head guitar is inspired by the early 12-fret Martin 000 style (circa 1930). The back and sides are Panama rosewood (dalbergia tucerencis), Carpathian spruce top, ebony fretboard and bridge, wood binding, 1 3/4" neck width at the nut, 25.4" scale. These 000 12-fret guitars are a wonderful model — they have a large enough body to play in a bluegrass band, but they are also delicate enough to play fingerstyle. They are a little smaller than a dreadnought, but the 12-fret body probably has as much volume as a 14-fret dreadnought. Some people like the balance of the 12-fret 000, because they have nice volume and bass without sounding boomy, and also have strong mid and treble power. This guitar is set up with low action (favoring finger style, but not precluding playing with a plectrum).

Boulder, Colorado