If you want the best you will find that this American built SoloEtte Classical guitar is designed to provide all the details and authenticity desired by the practising classical guitarist so there are 19 frets, no side dot markers, a scale length of 25½ inches (647.7mm), a nut width of 52mm (2.05 inches) and the string spacing at the saddle is 57mm (2¼ inches) whilst the action comes set to the proper classical string height and is adjustable.
There is nothing small or hybrid about the neck. It is the full standard classical guitar neck and with the frame attached, the SoloEtte body simulates the full size Torres classic guitar shape in your lap and balances beautifully.
The medium size frame piece, which supports your right arm, is the edge outline of your guitar and you can rest the weight of your arm on it so your fingertips will hover over the strings right where you would expect. The smaller frame piece in the upper left bout tilts back and affects the depth of the guitar. This is a great feature that pushes the guitar forward a bit so it will lie in the proper plane and not lay back on your chest or point at the ceiling.
You do not need to use a guitar strap and the head does not swing down toward the floor every time you let go of the neck, like some other travel guitars and because the tuners are at the "other end", this guitar is 5 inches shorter than "normal". This reorientation of the tuners also helps to create balance and offers superior tuning access.
The unique pickup system uses stereo microphones react to the movement of air caused by the string vibration inside the special hollow saddle which produces a rounder and fuller sound than more typicalpiezo style pickups. An integrated stereo pre-amp will drive headphones and a standard guitar amplifier or p.a. system, in either mono or stereo.
Finally, the lightweight, compact and practical SoloEtte is complemented by a custom made soft carry case to ensure great but practical protection when travelling.
Here we see the warmth and colour offered by the Indian Padauk tone wood which offers a more traditional look with its dark fingerboard and body. Again, the one piece design of the instrument neck and body allows you to fully appreciate the character and grain of this fabulous wood which will be finished superbly.
A fine instrument for when only the best will do.
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