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Jeffrey Elliott's 12 year 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.
Here we have another great instrument by Jeffrey Elliott, this guitar features gorgeous and aged materials including European spruce for the soundboard that dates to the early 1970's and CSA rosewood for the back and sides from the mid-1960's. Jeff used amboyna burl for the central rosette inlay in place of a traditional mosaic, and also for the triangular inlay at the foot. The custom Rodgers tuning machines have Jeff's proprietary sideplate design, and the buttons are African blackwood rosewood. The 1.5mm diameter 7th fret side position marker is fossil (Mammoth) ivory, and the finish is French polish. As we've mentioned many times in the past, Jeff's guitars feature distinguishing aesthetic characteristics in the headstock shape, extremities of the custom Rodgers tuners and even in the label artwork, 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, Earl Klugh, and Ekachai Jearakul, just to name a few. Although a second-hand instrument, it is in excellent condition. As with all Elliott guitars that come through our doors, Jeff always extends his personal warranty to the new owner.
Orfeo Magazine No. 10 - West Coast Luthiers