- Kris Barnett Classical Guitar #87, built 2015
- Scale length: 650mm
- Top: Engelmann Spruce
- Back / Sides: Ziricote (Back is an arched / braceless design)
- Fingerboard: ebony with raised fingerboard for easy access to higher frets
- Sound: Loud, clear, well-balanced, powerful and lyrical
- Condition: Like new
- Price: $4,000
- Viewing / trial possible: please message to request viewing
- Location (nearest city): Chicago, IL
I am selling because a year ago I decided to start learning piano, and I have since not touched a guitar. I will be listing a Kenny Hill Signature model (2013) soon as well.
This is an amazingly crafted, beautiful instrument by Kris Barnett, a talented young luthier based in Berlin. Number 87 has a gorgeous, solid Engelmann Spruce top (not a double-top), with Ziricote back and sides. The top bracing is Kris' custom "phi" fan bracing. The arched, braceless back is comprised of 7 layers of Ziricote, giving the guitar terrific volume and projection, as well making for a slightly heavier guitar. The tone is well balanced across all registers, yielding a beautiful sound with deep basses and bright trebles. The neck is Spanish Cedar with an Ebony fingerboard, and a Rosewood bridge. The top is French Polished, and the neck, back, and sides are finished with catalyzed lacquer. An elevated fingerboard gives you great access to all frets, and the tuners are beautiful Alessi tuners from Italy. Exquisitely crafted and meticulously assembled, this is a fine example of the work being done by this young luthier. The guitar includes a truss rod you can adjust the neck action as needed. Also included are a Kris Barnett removable magnetic armrest, an adjustable Kris Barnett magnetic guitar support, a Planet Waves soundhole guitar humidifier, and a hardshell case with built-in hygrometer. Kris has a three-year waiting list that continues to grow, so if you've been thinking about getting your hands on a phenomenal Kris Barnett instrument, this is your opportunity to bypass the long wait!
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2015 Kris Barnett, #87, spruce, lattice braced, raised fretboard
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