1991 John M Gilbert Concert Classical Guitar #145


Make: John M Gilbert
Model: Concert Classical Guitar #145
Model Year: 1991
Top: Canadian Cedar
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Scale: 655mm
Nut: 53mm
Finish: Gilbert’s secret, “frosted”? not shining surface of the top
Tuners: Schaller (Hauser style)
Country: USA
Condition: Used - Excellent
Location: USA

1991 John M Gilbert Concert Classical Guitar #145

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1991 John M Gilbert Concert Classical Guitar #145

13,000.00

Make: John M Gilbert
Model: Concert Classical Guitar #145
Model Year: 1991
Top: Canadian Cedar
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
Scale: 655mm
Nut: 53mm
Finish: Gilbert’s secret, “frosted”? not shining surface of the top
Tuners: Schaller (Hauser style)
Country: USA
Condition: Used - Excellent
Location: USA

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John M Gilbert (1922-2013)  is regarded by many as one of the finest luthiers in America, and also among the most innovative. Gilbert guitars are played by such masters as David Russell, David Tanenbaum, David Leisner and Fred Hand.  In 1991, William Gilbert was worked with his father. However, this guitar is 100% John Gilbert and shows him at the peak of his impeccable craftsmanship. It is also a very typical Gilbert, it’s response is remarkably fast, great protection, superbly balanced. This is a concert player's guitar: great volume, controlled but powerful basses and polished singing trebles, evenness of tone throughout.  Gilbert’s guitars feature a unique bridge design that not only better distributes the load driving the top but allows the height of each string to be adjusted separately. Condition wise, this guitar is in excellent shape: fingerboard shows a little bit of playing wear under the second fret. Finish at the back of the neck could be worked on. Otherwise there are no cracks, dings, or damage except minor playing wear, see photos. The guitar was in Germany from 1991 until very recently, in a moderate humid climate, currently it is in California. The setup at the 12th fret is 3.5mm and 3mm on the 6th and 1st strings respectively--perfect, and completely effortless to play. The guitar comes with a new arch top TKL tweed color case included in the price.