An iconic acoustic from one of the best-known guitar designers, and a guitar model that still turns heads over 40 years after it first appeared on the scene (and new examples are still being constructed). Yes, it's big, and the "45.7" in the model code comes from the number of centimeters it measures across the top. As a quick peek with a mirror through the soundhole will reveal this is even more radically different than a standard acoustic on the inside. Steve Klein's collaborations with engineer Michael Kasha resulted in the bracing pattern that's about as unlike the usual X pattern as you could imagine. Despite the large body this Klein plays like a regular acoustic, and the rosewood neck is extremely comfy. The size and bracing really shines when using open tunings, especially those where the bass strings are tuned below standard pitch. Even just a few minutes playing it with the low E dropped to D will give you a sense of what's possible.
Gryphon sold this new and it's never been very far away. Condition is excellent plus, with very little fret wear, but this did get played so there are slight scuffs here and there but nothing significant and there are certainly no cracks or repairs. The original owner had Gryphon install a Trance Amulet pickup, so if you do plug in the amplified sound is top-shelf as well. The original white Calton case, specifically made for this model, is included. The case shows some scuffs, it would be almost impossible for a case this size to survive in perfect condition if the guitar was actually used!
stock no. 57707
|Back and sides||figured walnut|
|Frets to body||14|
|Nut width||1 11/16+"|
|Bridge spacing||2 1/8"|