Madagascar Rosewood Deluxe Concerto Signature

15” Acoustic Archtop

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Description:

This Hand Carved None cutaway Acoustic Archtop, is one of the instruments I made, that really connects deeply with my childhood memories of music and the feeling I had listening to my father playing his custom ordered Jose Ramirez III 1974 classical Spanish guitar… It is one of the reasons, I felt the calling to make that design and model in the first place. To me, there is nothing like the comfort I get from a 15.25” acoustic archtop guitar and with a cedar top. This one is even closer to the Spanish guitars than my other Concerto Models.

The Madagascar Rosewood Back & Sides, Red cedar Top and Honduran Mahogany Neck definitely enhance that natural voice a nice balanced classical guitar has, with a bit more punch, clarity, projection and that focus we refer to for the acoustics of the archtop guitars. This probably is one of the voices I like the most.

The braces are Rancourt Guitars own original design, hand carved in the top to enhance the harmonic response & complexity, to reduce loosing vibration through glued straight joints and to give a more balance natural  tone and resonance to a wider frequency range throughout the top.

The result is a highly responsive instrument with a very large dynamic range and a beautiful articulate voice

Specs:

  • Top: Hand Carved Salvaged Sinker Western Red Cedar

  • Body: Hand carved Madagascar Rosewood Back & Sides

  • Neck: One piece Genuine Mahogany W/ Carbon rods and stainless steel truss rod

  • Gabon Ebony Fingerboard

  • Figured Maple Binding around Top & Back

  • Rancourt Guitars Deluxe Slotted Headstock

  • Madagascar Rosewood Book matched Head plate

  • K&K Sound Big Twin Internal Transducer Pickup System

  • Deluxe One piece design bridge made from Figured Maple & Ebony saddle

  • 12” Radius

  • Gotoh 510 series tuners

  • Finish: Traditional Italian Violin Varnish & French Polish sheen

  • Custom Made Ameritage Case Included

  • Dimensions:

    • Body size: 15′.25”

    • Body Thickness: 3-1/8”

    • Nut Width: 44.5mm

    • Scale: 25”

  • Custom Setup and options available upon request

Price: 20,000.00 USD

(More options available on custom orders, see the Custom Options section)

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Autumn Leaves - Arranged & Interpreted by Olivier Laroche