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The Custom Guitar Body Styles
(body shapes)

      The Grand Concert

The Grand Concert body style is my my most popular guitar for fingerstyle guitarists, but it is also well suited for many other types of play.

The volume is strong and the tone is well balanced across the register. Individual melody notes stand out clearly against the harmonies. The smaller body particularly lends itself to playing while sitting and perhaps writing music. The Grand Concert is available in two body depths.

As with all body styles, this guitar is offered as the Minstrel, Madrigal, or Ave Maria.

 

The Ave Maria Grand Concert

Grand Concert Measurements & Specifications

Lower Bout : 15"
Waist Width: 8-3/4"
Upper Bout: 10-3/4"

Body Depth
                Standard:
                Deep Body1:


4-1/8"
4-1/2"
Depth @ Neck Block:
               Standard:
               Deep Body1

3-1/2"
3-3/4"
Body Length: 19-3/8"
Overall Length: 39-5/8" (approx.)
Neck Width @ Nut2: 1-3/4"
Scale Length2: 24.9", 25.4", or 25.5"*
String Spacing @
Saddle2:
2-1/8" or 2-1/4"

1 No charge for deeper body
2 Custom specs. are available

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                    The Grand Auditorium

The Grand Auditorium is a multi use instrument yet particularly suited for fingerstyle play.  Slightly larger and deeper than the Grand Concert, it imparts a pleasing punch with rich tight lows but still allows individual melody notes to stand out clearly against the harmonies.

As with all body styles, this guitar is offered as the Minstrel, Madrigal, or Ave Maria.

 



The Ave Maria Grand Auditorium  w/optional
Ellis Rose on headstock

Grand Auditorium Measurements & Specifications

Lower Bout : 15-3/4"
Waist Width: 9-1/2"
Upper Bout: 11-1/2"
Body Depth: 4-1/2"
Depth A Neck Block 3-1/2"
Body Length: 19-3/8"
Overall Length: 39-5/8" (approx.)
Neck Width @ Nut* 1-3/4"
Scale Length:* 24.9", 25.4", or 25.5"*
String Spacing @Saddle:* 2-1/8" or 2-1/4"

* Custom specs. are available

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The Petite Concert

This exciting 00 body sized design is offered with  12, 13, or 14 frets to the body.

The body shown at the right is an Ave Maria Petite Concert joined by the neck at the 13th fret. Combined with a 25.4" (or 25.5") scale length and a bridge located more in the center of the lower bout, the instrument imparts rich power and ring from a small package. 

As with all body styles, this custom guitar is offered as the Minstrel, Madrigal, or Ave Maria.

The Madrigal Petite Concert 
Approx. (00) size.

Petite Concert Measurements & Specifications

Lower Bout : 14-1/8"
Waist Width: 8-1/8"
Upper Bout: 10-3/8"
Body Depth1: 4-1/16"
Depth @ Neck Block1: 3-3/8"
Body Length: 18-1/2"
Overall Length: 38-3/4" (approx.)
Neck Width @ Nut:2 1-3/4"
  Scale Length:2 24.9", 25.4", or 25.5"*
String Spacing @ Saddle:2 2-1/8" or 2-1/4"
Frets Clear of body* 12, 13, or 14 

1Custom depths are available, usually at no charge.
2
Custom specs. are available

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The  Dreadnought

The Dreadnought is designed for those who want the finest in a folk custom guitar. As with all body styles, this guitar is offered as the Minstrel, Madrigal, or Ave Maria.


Madrigal Dreadnought shown with
optional traditional headstock

Dreadnought Measurements
(Custom measurements are available)

Lower Bout : 15-1/2"
Waist Width: 10-7/16"
Upper Bout: 11-5/16"
Body Depth: 4-7/8"
Depth @ Neck Block: 4"
Body Length: 20"
Overall Length: 40-1/4" (approx.)
Neck Width @ Nut* 1-11/16"
Scale Length:* 25.4" or 25.5"
String Spacing @Saddle:* 2-1/8" or 2-1/4"

* Custom specs. are available

 

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The Jumbo

The Jumbo provides the deep rich tones and strong rhythm support.  As with all body styles, this custom guitar is offered as the Minstrel, Madrigal, or Ave Maria.

Jumbo Measurements
(Custom measurements are available)

Lower Bout : 16-1/2"
Waist Width: 10-1/2"
Upper Bout: 12-3/8"
Body Depth: 4-7/8"
Depth @ Neck Block: 4"
Body Length: 20"
Overall Length: 40-1/4" (approx.)
Neck Width @ Nut* 1-11/16"
Scale Length:* 25.4" or 25.5"
String Spacing @Saddle:* 2-1/8" or 2-1/4"

* Custom specs. are available

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