Gryphon sold this to the original owner when it was new and it's been in the Palo Alto area ever since. It did get played quite a bit so there's some fret wear and a few dings to the finish, but the only crack was a very small one to the lower (treble) side near the waist, which we repaired. This is a great example of the classic contemporary "small jumbo cutaway," which in this case is closer to an OM, but slightly deeper and wider. Impressive tone and volume, and since this isn't the type of guitar you normally play really hard the advantage of it being loud is that you have a lot of dynamic range without having to bash on it. While it's not fancy in terms of inlay, Baranik's precise and subtle detailing with the wood binding and rosette make it a joy to observe up close as well as to play. Mike Baranik's base price is now $6500, and the highly figured koa and cutaway would push the replacement cost significantly higher. Original TKL Deluxe case is in better condition than it appears here, the scuffs are just from white paint, probably a closet wall.

stock no. 59318

ModelCX Cutaway Koa/German Spruce
TopGerman Spruce
Back and sidesfigured Hawaiian koa
Frets to body14
Nut width1 3/4"
Bridge materialebony
Fretboard Materialebony
Neck materialmahogany
BracingX pattern
Neck profileC/D
Total frets20
TunersGotoh 510
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No04194