The SJ Standard by UK based Hungarian Luthier Balazs Prohaszka brings a fresh look and sound to the world of Handcrafted guitars.
This is by far one of the most well balanced and robust sounding guitars we've seen to date. Employing the use of Exotic materials give this ornate guitar it's unique aesthetic look.
The top is Western Red Cedar from Alaska which give it a nice big warm sound, while the use of back and sides are of exotic madagascar rosewood.
The Neck is brasilian mahogany which is nicely complimented by the brasilian rosewood and flamed maple Rosette. The Bindings consist of maple and madagascan rosewood.
Burr Faceplate (some Australian timber...even balazs is not sure), which is nicely decorated with Mexican abalone inlay and a brasilian rosewood bridge.
The nut width is 44mm (that's 1.73" to our american customers) and the scale length is 25.4".
The nitrocellulose satin finish is one of the nicer features of this guitar, the benefits of nitrocellulose are: flexible, does not dampen the sound as it can be applied very thinly, drawbacks: shrinkage.
Balazs Prohaszka can use other types of lacquer and high gloss finishes.
When you consider the amount of work, craftsmanship and aesthetics, Balazs Prohaszka gutiars are very reasonably priced. We are proud to be one of his US agents representing nothing but the best in guitar making.
Please contact us if you are in the NYC area and would like to make an appointment to test drive this unbelievalbe museaum quality instrument.
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