New James White Concert Classical Guitar


James White Guitars are among the finest guitars I've stocked at U.S. Classic Guitar.  The sound is powerful, clear, and elegant.  The playability is top notch and the attention to detail in the craftsmanship is at a very high level.  I would recommend this guitar to any level of guitarist looking to enrich their playing.  Here are some things James White has to say about his guitars:

"In 1977 I was very fortunate when Luthier Jeffrey R. Elliott took my under his wing. Jeff is internationally renowned for his exquisite classical guitars, he guided and inspired me, patiently and graciously sharing his gentle wisdom and closely held secrets of building and repairing fine classical and steel-stringed instruments. Over the years I have finely honed my craft and technique and evolved my own unique style and methods.

Like most artisans who work with wood I am very picky about my tools and my materials. I am always looking for that perfect set of woods. I have tops and backs and sides that I have hoarded for over thirty years. They are just waiting for the right time. I pride myself on my inlay work and I welcome challenges and the opportunity to create something truly unique for you. My goal is to build an elegant and wonderful sounding instrument.

My classical instruments all share common traits, they are deftly responsive, subtle yet commanding, articulate, and beautiful. We start there, then together we select materials that combined well become your perfect guitar."


Top: Engelmann spruce
Back and Sides:  Brazilian rosewood or (CSA) Central South American
Neck:  Spanish cedar
Fingerboard:  Ebony
Bridge:  Brazilian rosewood
Nut and Saddle:  Bone
Binding:  Indian rosewood
Head overlays:  Indian rosewood
Rosette:  Redwood burl
Tuners:  Alessi (handmade Italian)
String scale:  650mm
Fretwire:  Dunlop 1605

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