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Craig Hanoch

227 Montgomery Street, Highland Park, New Jersey 08904; 732/828-6722; craig@hanoch.org

GUITARS

All instruments are built of select tonewoods, many of which I have resawn myself. Wood bindings, standard on all instruments, are solid maple, rosewood, or ebony. Decorative purflings, usually in black and white, highlight the top, back and sides. Neck joints are dovetailed or mortised and securely bolted.

Optional tapered cutaway gracefully and comfortably follows the contour of the neck's tapered heel.

Classical

A clean, even tone and woody texture. Designed for students and smaller players, this small classical is light and comfortable.

Features

Sitka soundboard

Quilted maple back and sides, with flame maple stripe

Flame maple bindings, with rosewood purflings

Mosaic rosette

Rosewood (cocobola) fingerboard

Rosewood (cocobola) bridge; bone nut and saddle

Slotted headpiece with Schaller tuners

Hand-joined headpiece, neck and heel of Spanish cedar

Shellac finish (French polish)



Dimensions (approximate)

18.75" body length; 14 1/4" lower bout; 11" upper bout

3 1/4" at neck-body joint; 3 3/4" body depth

19 frets; 650 mm scale length

1 7/8" nut, 2 1/4 saddle

Options

Full-size body: 19.5" x 14.75" and 11.25" bouts; 2" nut; 660 mm scale

Mahogany or Spanish cedar neck; adjustable truss rod ($100 extra)

Rosewood or ebony fingerboard and bridge

Mahogany, rosewood, maple, walnut or other tonewoods

Sitka, Engelmann, or European spruce soundboard; cedar also available

Ebony, rosewood, or flame maple bindings and other decorative elements

Gotoh, Gilbert, or Sloan professional tuners (approx. $150 extra)

French polish, oil-based varnish, or water-based lacquer

Jazz Classical

Designed for jazz artist Antar Goodwin, the Jazz Classical produces clearly articulated, well-balanced tone. With a slightly oversized body, the instrument's bassy fundamental is strong, supporting Antar's powerful bass lines. A very stiff Engelmann spruce top, tuned to bring out ringing trebles, resonates evenly across the guitar's entire tonal range.

Features

Very stiff, silky Engelmann Spruce soundboard

Madagascar Rosewood back and sides

Seven strut fan bracing; spruce bridge pad

Rosewood binding, cut from the same stock as the sides, with maple purflings, mitred on back and sides

Carpathian elm burl soundhole rosette

Macassar Ebony fingerboard, arched to 20"

Torres style head; Gotoh professional tuners with ivoroid buttons

Hand-joined and carved mahogany headpiece, neck, and heel

Dovetail neck joint with bolt (glueless)

Two-way truss rod

Reverse mahogany linings for strength, beauty and tone

Macassar ebony bridge; bone nut, saddle and tie-block inlay

Oil-based finish; shellac sealer and grain filler

Dimensions (approximate)

19.75" body length; 15.25" lower bout; 11.625" upper bout

4" body depth; 3.375" at neck-body joint

20 frets; 14 frets to the body; 660 scale length

2" nut, 2 3/8 string spacing

Extra hard tension D'Addario strings

L. R. Baggs Dual Source system, with ribbon transducer and microphone

Options

Mahogany, maple, rosewood, walnut, or other tonewoods

Engelmann or European spruce soundboard

Ebony, rosewood or flame maple bindings and other decorative elements

Choice of tuners

Alternative nut width and string spacing

French polish, oil-based varnish, or water-based lacquer

Concert Cutaway

A rich, complex sound and clear, strong projection. A serious instrument for accomplished fingerstyle and jazz musicians.

The prototype of this model is available for $2000 (regular price, $2500).

Features

Very stiff, silky Sitka soundboard

Cocobola back and sides; three-piece back

Ebony binding with black and white purflings, mitred on back and sides

Carpathian elm burl soundhole rosette

Ebony fingerboard, arched to 20"

Slotted headpiece; 3-on-plate Waverly tuners with ebony buttons

Tapered cutaway follows heel profile, facilitating comfort and playability

Hand-joined mahogany headpiece, neck, and heel; two-way truss rod

Reverse mahogany linings for strength, beauty and tone

Ebony bridge; bone nut and saddle; bone bridge pins

Oil-based finish; shellac sealer and grain filler

Dimensions (approximate)

20" body length; 15.75" lower bout; 11.5" upper bout

3 3/8" at neck-body joint; 4" body depth

21 frets; 25.4 scale length

1 3/4" nut, 2 1/4 saddle

Options

Solid or slotted peghead

Mahogany, maple, rosewood, walnut, or other tonewoods

Sitka, Engelmann, or European spruce soundboard

Ebony, rosewood or flame maple bindings and other decorative elements

Choice of Waverly tuners (priced at list retail price)

Alternative scale lengths available

French polish, oil-based varnish, or water-based lacquer

Prices

Instrument prices through December, 2004:

Classicals: cost of materials plus 50% plus $1000

Steel string: folk or concert model: cost of materials plus 50% plus $1250

Cutaway available for folk, concert steel string, or classical nylon string: add $500

Left-handed model: standard model, no charge; cutaway, $250

Bound fingerboard, ebony or flame maple, $400

Optional truss rod for classical guitar models: $100

Pick-up installation: negotiable




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