Jeffrey Elliott's wait-list has been closed for many years now due to the overwhelming worldwide demand for his instruments. So we are pleased at this very rare opportunity to have acquired and offer one of his guitars here at GSI. His aesthetic (both tonally and visually) is unmatched and in our opinion, this instrument is an example that confirms his reputation as one of most unique, classy and timeless of contemporary luthiers. Elliott's work is extremely refined and all matters of detail are perfectly executed. Jeff dedicated this guitar to his granddaughter Quincy (penciled under the top) and originally intended to keep it as a family heirloom but after a number of years was persuaded to let it go. Jeff lives and works in Portland, Oregon, and we've always felt that his work reflects the aesthetic of his locale - for example, the headstock shape which to our eyes resemble the maple leaf, symbolic of this guitar's birthplace in the Pacific Northwest. Finally, the entire neck, heel and head are made from a single piece of Spanish cedar, with rosewood veneers on either side of the head. The sound of course is lush and full with great clarity in all voices - it has the grandeur of Hauser and the beauty of Torres, yet carries the distinct sound of its builder at the same time. It is no wonder that his clientele include the likes of Julian Bream, Marcelo Kayath, Ralph Towner, Leo Kottke, Jonathan Leathwood, Ekachai Jearakul, Dick Weissman, Earl Klugh, and Burl Ives, just to name a few.