As a stockist of Alan's guitars for many years we are sad to say that this is the last one we will have from him due to the scaling back of his guitar building. We've waited a few years for this one and I'm glad to say it was worth waiting for! What we have here is the Ashover which has a Sitka Spruce top and ornate Tasmanian Blackwood on the back and sides. This guitar is based on the familiar 000 size with revisions to the bracing to give a fuller sweeter tone than is normally associated with this type of instrument.
24.9" scale (great for finger picking)
The Cedar or Mahogany neck has an
Ebony fingerboard with 20 wide oval frets and is bound with Ebony.
The head stock has an ornamental hardwood facing, with the Northworthy logo in Abalone, and is scarfe jointed to the neck for extra strength.
The fingerboard nut is Bone, and the tuning machines are high quality Japanese enclosed 510 Gotoh, (RRP approx £170) which have a 1:21 ratio, Gold plated.
As with all Alan's guitars, it doesn't come with a case but we will put one with it FOC.
The bridge is Rosewood, has a compensated Bone saddle and Brass bridge pins, and is machined ready to accept a standard under saddle Piezo transducer.
If you ever wanted a UK handbuilt guitar made by one of the finest luthiers around then this is your last chance to buy a new one built solely by Alan.