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2004 Joshia DeLonge 00-Cutaway

Serial # 36. Joshia DeJonge is among the most gifted younger Luthiers in the field today. As the daughter of Sergei DeJonge she's certainly been fortunate to learn from one of the legends of the Canadian guitar-builder monarchy; but her instruments show an evolution and departure from her father's style.

The Maple and Tamarack 00-size cutaway is a perfect example of her creativeness, attention to all detail, and esthetic sensibilities. There is not an element of this guitar that's anything but perfect -- from the mirror finish French polish finish to the way the light reflects off of the petals in the fingerboard inlay, nothing was missed. The miter-joints in the purflings are inhumanly perfect, the flush-heel cut-away meets the neck seamlessly, the ever-so-slight bevel to the top of the headstock catches the light just so. This is a beautiful creation.

Highly figured maple back and sides, tightly grained and perfectly quartered Tamarack top, snakewood bindings, mitered purflings to the top, back, and sides. Bound ebony fingerboard with pearl lotus inlay, figured maple front and rear headstock veneers, spalted maple rosette, and gold handmade Alessi tuning machines with snakewood buttons. 00 sized body with 14.25" width, 25.4" scale, 1-3/4" nut.

With hardshell case

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