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(N2) JB 7-String Guitar (nylon strings), 1996

(N2) JB 7-String Guitar (nylon strings), 1996

Regular price $2,100.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,100.00 USD
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This guitar came to us from a widow in Curitiba who was, after some years,  selling some of her former husband's instruments. She told us it was his pride and joy and that it never left the house. Given the guitar's condition -- excellent -- we believe her. He was the instrument's only owner, and she sent it to us with some of the original documentation from 1996. (Which we will pass along to the buyer.) 

This instrument dates back to the mid-1990's, when João Batista was making a name for himself with instruments like this one in São Paulo. They were, and are, particularly highly prized by players of choro and samba. Most of JB's guitars arrive with mediocre tuners, and that was the case with this one, so Adam installed a new set of German Rubners. 

Top: Sitka Spruce
Back & sides: Indian Rosewood
Neck: Cedro Rosa (Cedar))
Fingerboard: Ebony
Nut: bone
Saddle: bone
Scale length: 645mm
Nut width: 59mm
Body depth: 97mm
Widest body width: 375mm
Finish: PU
Tuners: Rubner
Pickup: no
Case: JB custom hardcase
Strings: Dinâmico São Paulo 7 cordas (nylon)
Condition: Excellent -- a few very a few minor dings on top.
Notable work: tuners upgraded to Rubners.

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