This outstanding guitar is the first Lomond model from the Munro Signature Series, launched at the London Acoustic Show in 2015.
This guitar has been highly praised for its clarity, note separation and projection – it’s a loud guitar and is only going to get better as it seasons.
As with all the guitars in the signature range, the Lomond features the signature Munro rosette (abalone and wood), ebony bindings and a teardrop-shaped truss rod cover. The bridge pins are solid wood, to match the ebony bridge and fingerboard. Like all guitars in the Munro series, it features a hand cut mother of pearl mountain peak inlayed into the 12th fret.
The fingerboard has been bound with ebony and white purfling and the headstock has an ebony backplate, which is very striking against the metallic tuners and mahogany neck. The Lomond model is the mid-range guitar in my Munro Signature Series, having all the elegance and finery of the entry level Vane but with some luxury features – namely the more deluxe body tonewood and the bound fingerboard.
This guitar is an OM (Orchestra Model) acoustic steel-string, completed in early September 2015. The OM is a popular 14th fret guitar shape for fingerstyle and lead guitar players. The OM was created to have a loud voice in an orchestra setting and my OM does just that. The compact shape has a rich open sound and delivers a very responsive sustained guitar that excels at fingerstyle, lead and rhythm guitar playing.
As you can see from the photos, Cocobolo is an outstanding tonewood visually. It is a dense, stiff tropical hardwood with a bright tone. The trebles on this guitar certainly zing!
Back & sides: Cocobolo
Soundboard: Engleman Spruce AAA Grade
Rosette: Abalone with Cocobolo
Purfling: Multi-line black-white-black purfling
Fingerboard & Bridge: Ebony
Headstock backplate: Ebony
Neck: Honduras mahogany AAA Grade
Tuners: Schaller, with chrome buttons
Finish: High gloss melamine laquer
Lower Bout: 380mm
Upper Bout: 280mm
Scale Length: 630mm
Body Length: 490mm
Body Depth: 100mm
Body Depth At End Graft: 115mm
Overall Length: 1000mm
Nut Width: 45mm
Truss Rod: Double action
14th Fret Join: 55mm
Front Radius: 28ft
Back Radius: 20ft
This guitar has been lacquered in a high gloss, but there are imperfections in certain light. The discount in price reflects this.
Contact Ricky on 07411 059 155 to try out this beauty!
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Ricky Claffey builds custom guitars and ukuleles in Glasgow, Scotland.
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