US $.2300 Gordon Ben Guttmann leopard wood (spruce) 2017, Tacoma, WA

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US $.2300 Gordon Ben Guttmann leopard wood (spruce) 2017, Tacoma, WA

Post by Gordon Guttmann » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:14 am

Luthier: Gordon Ben Guttmann Classical guitar
Built: April 2017
Scale length: 650 mm
Nut width: 53.8 mm
Top: German spruce
B/S: Leopard wood
Bracing: fan/lattice hybrid based on Kohno acoustic ideas
Fingerboard: Gabon ebony - Built for medium large to large hands
Sound: Open, clear, and authoritative - great for Bach
Condition: New
Price: $2,300
Case: Ameritage
I offer this guitar for a local sale only for Washington or Oregon. The potential buyer is welcome to play and examine this instrument several times before making a decision. This guitar is very well made and I'd like it to be in the hands of someone who will appreciate and play it.
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Re: US $.2300 Gordon Ben Guttmann leopard wood (spruce) 2017, Tacoma, WA

Post by bear » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:17 pm

Beautiful guitar, I especially like the wider neck.
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Re: US $.2300 Gordon Ben Guttmann leopard wood (spruce) 2017, Tacoma, WA

Post by CT20 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:40 pm

Appealing and beautiful. Almost wish local was Connecticut.

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Re: US $.2300 Gordon Ben Guttmann leopard wood (spruce) 2017, Tacoma, WA

Post by Gordon Guttmann » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:33 pm

Thanks for the kind words bear and CT20! I must really be getting old because I can't imagine buying a guitar that you have not played and examined in 3 dimensions but, it's done all the time.

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Re: US $.2300 Gordon Ben Guttmann leopard wood (spruce) 2017, Tacoma, WA

Post by John Jay » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:53 pm

Beautiful leopard wood! I am a fan of the wider neck as well.
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Re: US $.2300 Gordon Ben Guttmann leopard wood (spruce) 2017, Tacoma, WA

Post by MrSteve » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:53 pm

The back and sides look crazy cool.

I'm not familiar with leopard wood. Can you elaborate on the tonal qualities a bit. Might be helpful to many of us who haven't heard of this wood variety.

Is it similar to the rosewood? Maples?

In any event good luck with your sale
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Re: US $.2300 Gordon Ben Guttmann leopard wood (spruce) 2017, Tacoma, WA

Post by Gordon Guttmann » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:21 am

Glad you like the images of this guitar MrSteve. It is impossible to provide you tonal qualities of this wood. Backs and sides have become coined "tone woods" and I think this is a mistaken term. The top is the tone wood. Also, I only build 2-3 guitars a year so it's even more difficult to tell you. But I can say that the guitar has the qualities that a player would appreciate.

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Re: US $.2300 Gordon Ben Guttmann leopard wood (spruce) 2017, Tacoma, WA

Post by Renee's Dad » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:55 am

I’m down in Vancouver WA, and may not be up your way till late May. If this one’s still available, I’ll consider stopping by. No sound clips, in the interim?

Love that back - too bad it’s unseen while being played.
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Re: US $.2300 Gordon Ben Guttmann leopard wood (spruce) 2017, Tacoma, WA

Post by Gordon Guttmann » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:17 pm

Thanks Renee's Dad, you are always welcome to play and examine the guitar and to visit my shop. No sound clip sorry.
By the way I used to have a store front in downtown Portland on Alder street a long time ago called Guttmann Gitarre shop.

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Re: US $.2300 Gordon Ben Guttmann leopard wood (spruce) 2017, Tacoma, WA

Post by MNClassical » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:23 pm

That is a gorgeous Guitar! Sure wish I could try it!

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