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2020 Matthew Chaffin SP/IN

Year 2020
Top Spruce
Back & Sides Indian Rosewood
Scale Length 655 mm
Nut width 52 mm
Finish French Polish
Country USA
Luthier Matthew Chaffin
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Description

For this beautiful instrument, Matt built selected a gorgeous set of Indian rosewood with a wide and tapered maple strip down the center, and it came out stunning. He's appointed it with some other lovely details like the MOP tie block, and rosette design featuring a Santos-inspired "wave" motif in the central mosaic. The sound is at once firm and refined, clean and stable, at times reminiscent of a Hauser style instrument, yet also open and charming, with an eager willingness to be pushed hard. Despite its ability to achieve great volume, balance between bass and treble remains excellent, with neither ever overpowering the other. Playability is also top-notch, with its smooth neck shape and easy action allowing for long playing sessions without exhausting the hands. In addition to being easy to play, it has all the power any concert player could need. We're excited to be representing this fine maker here at GSI, and find this particular guitar to be a remarkably mature, tastefully restrained example of modern American luthiery.

We're excited to be representing this fine maker here at GSI, and find this particular guitar to be a remarkably mature, tastefully restrained example of modern American luthiery yet at the same time rooted deeply in the traditional Spanish school.

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2020 Matthew Chaffin SP/IN

Carlos Seixas' "Keyboard Sonata No. 24" performed by Tengyue "TY" Zhang on a 2020 Matthew Chaffin

Guitars by Matthew Chaffin