Prestige Eclipse Spruce/ Rosewood-All Solid Tonewoods & Fishman Ellipse Blender and Hard Case
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For years, many of the world's finest luthiers have considered the combination of solid rosewood back and sides with a solid spruce top to be the gold standard that all other tonewoods are measured against. This proven combination allows for strong bass, balanced mids and crystalline highs. It also produces outstanding player-sensitive dynamics, bold projection and excellent articulation. The Prestige Eclipse Spruce/ Rosewood Auditorium guitar's top is made with hand selected Solid Spruce, grown in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The back and sides are solid book-matched Indian Rosewood, chosen for both its appearance and acoustic integrity. The ebony fretboard is fitted with nickel silver frets that were painstakingly leveled and finished by hand for perfect playability and intonation. The soundhole rosette and perimeter of the top are inlaid with hundreds of pieces of beautiful abalone shell, while Figured Maple and Padauk binds the body, beveled cutaway, fretboard and headstock.
Appointments on the Eclipse Spruce/ Rosewood are exclusively high-end. The sealed Gotoh tuners have ebony buttons and feature a 21:1 ratio. The result is that tuning is very smooth, sure and stable. The ebony bridge has split saddles, assuring that intonation is accurate in all registers. The inlay and binding work is perfectly executed without a trace of filler or finish bleed anywhere. The guitar's clear finish is delightfully thin, allowing the tonewoods to open up to their full potential. For durability, the body is gloss and for comfort, the neck is satin. Notice that the neck does not have cost cutting scarf joints at the heel or the headstock. This type of old school construction requires the use of a much larger piece of mahogany, but it pays dividends in stability and tone. The Venetian cutaway sports a beveled Padauk inlay. Sure, it looks great, but the bevel makes access to the highest frets easier and far more comfortable.
A guitar this good deserves the best electronics. As such, the Eclipse Spruce/ Rosewood has the Fishman Matrix Ellipse Blend pickup system. With its flexible gooseneck condenser microphone and volume, blend, and phase controls, the Ellipse Matrix Blend makes it possible to have the best of both worlds when you play. You get the sparkling, transparent sound and control that the Acoustic Matrix pickup affords, complemented by the accurate and expressive character that only a microphone can provide. The Blender system is discreetly mounted with the guitar's soundhole, thus eliminating the need to cut a tone-robbing hole into the guitar's solid body.
Prestige Guitars makes some of the finest guitars available. I invite you to go online, read the reviews, and listen to the clips. Prestige hails from Vancouver, BC, Canada. All the woods in their guitars are hand picked in Vancouver from the same wood supplier as several other high-end manufacturers. The C&C work, routing and painting are done in one of Korea's finest manufacturing facilities. Then all assembly, electronics, fret work, leveling, crowning and final setup takes place at their Vancouver headquarters.
Due to the scarcity of materials, and the time required to build this guitar, Prestige only produces a maximum of 30 of this model per year. This is an heirloom quality guitar and deserves to be stored, and travel, appropriately. Included with your guitar is a high-quality Canadian-built case. This is a 5-ply, arched wood case with durable Tolex exterior and a plush, densely padded interior. It has 5 oversized, heavy latches and of course, fits this guitar perfectly.
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Prestige Guitars Eclipse Spruce/ Rosewood Auditorium Guitar Specifications:
Body Style: Auditorium Cutaway
Top: Solid Spruce
Back and Sides: Solid Rosewood
Cutaway: Beveled Venetian Cutaway, w/ Padauk Inlay
Neck Profile: C-Shaped
Neck Finish: Satin
Fretboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl ‘Eclipse’
Headstock: Mother of Pearl Logo
Headstock Overlay: Ebony w/ Maple Binding
Bridge Pins: Ebony w/Abalone Dots
Nut Width: 1 ¾"
Saddle: Split Compensated Bone
Scale Length: 25.35"
Fretboard Radius: 12"
Bracing Pattern: X
Bracing: Scalloped Adirondack Spruce
Tuners: Gotoh 510 (21:1 Ratio) Machine Heads w/ Ebony Buttons
Strings: D'Addario EXP-16 Strings (.012 - .053)
Electronics: Fishman Matrix Ellipse Blend Pickup System