Classical Guitars: Trinity Guitars Number 24: Seven String

Luthier: Jim Holler
Top: 35 Year old Spruce
Back: Curly Flamed Maple
Sides: Curly Flamed Maple
Width at nut:
Scale: 650mm
Top Finish: Lacquare
Sides, Back & Neck Finish: Overcoat with hand-rubbed lacquer
Tuning Machines: Rogers
Price: $4995.00

Trinity No. 24 Seven-string This instrument was completed in March of 1997 for James Piorkowski, who commissioned the guitar for use in the world-renowned Buffalo Guitar Quartet. The seventh string allows the tessitura to be expanded, which makes playing transcriptions of piano or orchestral music more accurate. This instrument is ideal for the guitarist who wishes to play lute transcriptions with the proper bass line intact. Depending on the thickness of string used, the seventh string may be tuned from low a to a d.

It has a vintage European spruce soundboard, stunning flame maple sides and back, a maple neck and a ebony fingerboard which includes a twentieth fret. The rosette is a one-of-a-kind design featuring maple doves inlayed into a rosewood backdrop. The tuners are custom built by David Rodgers of England, considered the best in the business. The sound is sweet and warm, with clear projection. It is, of course, a terrific ensemble instrument. This guitar has been performed on in concerts across the United States, South America, and the Caribbean; in solo settings, with orchestra, and of course, with the Buffalo Guitar Quartet, including their farewell concert performances. It is in near perfect condition.

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