Vintage 'Statesboro' Paul Brett 12 String Electro-Acoustic ~ Satin Antique Burst

€918.85 €850.00

Designed by 12-string guitarist and vintage guitar expert Paul Brett as a fitting tribute to the pioneering blues era of the 1930's and in particular, the legendary Blind Willie McTell, the Vintage V5000SB-12 Statesboro� oozes pure nostalgia from every pore. Featuring a solid spruce top, with maple back and mahogany sides elegantly mated to a mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, the Statesboro�s rosewood bridge with bone saddle and bone nut provides excellent intonation and tone, with plenty of volume.

�Using the designs of the legendary Stella guitars crafted by Oscar Schmidt in the early 20th century,� says Paul �Vintage and I have created a homage to the iconic model that Willie himself played. Obviously we have updated various elements to morph into todays market, but in essence, it looks like and certainly sounds like a big blues machine of that era.�

Available in both acoustic (V5000SB-12) and electro-acoustic models (VE5000SB-12 � with the addition of a Fishman PRO-REP-102 Rare Earth Humbucker soundhole pickup system) the Statesboro� is ideal for traditional blues pickers and is also able to handle many other styles and tunings, depending on string gauges. Supplied with Kinsman Hardshell case.

Paul Brett�s string gauge suggestions.
"On my Statesboro�I use 11 to 50's tuned down a tone but with the bass pair dropped to C. If i used heavier strings I would only tune down to B, never to concert pitch to avoid damaging the guitar."

VE5000 Features
Top:
Solid spruce.

Sides:
Mahogany.

Back:
Maple.

Neck:
Mahogany with maple veneer headstock.

Binding:
White.

Scale length:
675mm/26.5".

Bridge:
Tech wood.

Saddle:
Bone.

Nut:
50mm bone.

Machine heads:
Chrome with cream buttons.

Strings:
High quality US made.

Tailpiece:
Metal trapeze style.

Electronics:
Fishman� Rare Earth humbucker soundhole pickup.

Case:
Kinsman hardshell case included.

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