Individually Handvoiced | Fanned Fret Medium Jumbo with Florentine Cutaway, Soundport & Beveled Armrest | Solid Torrefied Western Red Cedar Top | Solid Khaya Mahogany Back & Sides | Manzer Wedge
The Maestro brand was founded by luthier Ho Zen Yong – known simply as “Hozen” – with the vision of offering high quality boutique acoustic instruments for the best possible value. Since then, Maestro Guitars has evolved into one of the leading makers of premium guitars and ukuleles in the world. Hozen’s lifelong commitment to making fine, hand-crafted instruments more accessible began at a young age. His family were the first piano builders in Singapore. Hungry to bring Maestro guitars to the next level, Hozen studied under renowned luthier Ervin Somogyi and underwent PLEK training with the legendary Joe Glaser, who was also instrumental in developing the team’s eye for detail.
Every Maestro exudes a commitment to making fine boutique instruments more accessible. Handmade by a small team of experienced luthiers, all Maestro instruments are built from hand-selected tone woods and individually voiced by Hozen, ensuring that each is exceptional in terms of tone and craftsmanship.
Handmade in small batches using select materials, these guitars are available in variety of shapes and wood combinations and are voiced by Hozen to bring out what would be the signature Maestro Guitars sound – responsive, rich in overtones, with defined basses and crystal-like thick trebles. Accompanying the Maestro sound is its iconic look – a coherent minimalistic design across the entire line, highlighting the intricacies of our signature SB & CSB options.
Though bracing patterns affect the tonal characteristics of an acoustic guitar, there is no formulaic way of guaranteeing the best tone. Every piece of wood is different that is why we take time to individually voice every Original Series guitar to deliver an instrument that has a very delicate response, rich in projection, and full of character.
RESPONSIVE WITH GREATER FOCUS ON COMPLEX OVERTONES
In addition to the signature responsiveness of our instruments, the Original Series guitars are specially voiced to possess complex overtones without compromising the richness of the fundamentals – resulting to a guitar that is inspiring to play especially for fingerstyle enthusiasts.
We source for the best tonewoods all over the world and naturally season them for years to ensure that they are responsive and have the ideal moisture content. The wood that we use for the Original Series are handselected based on how fast the sound travels across the board, richness of tap tones, deflection, and woodgrain.
Available with our signature CSB options – Florentine Cutaway, Soundport & Beveled Armrest – these guitars standout as they offer something that you rarely see off-the-rack. Aside from the playing comfort that the Beveled Armrest offers, the Soundport brings you to another level of expression and inspiration as it allows you to hear in detail every nuance of your playing.
SHAPE Medium Jumbo
SOUNDBOARD Solid Torrefied Western Red Cedar
BACK & SIDES Solid Khaya Mahogany
SIGNATURE OPTIONS Florentine Cutaway, Soundport & Beveled Armrest
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Fanned Fret, Manzer Wedge
PURFLING Wooden Lines
LINING Reversed Kerfing
BRACING Modified X Brace
BRACING MATERIAL Quarter-Sawn Sitka Spruce
NECK Carbon Fiber Reinforced Khaya Mahogany
NECK JOINT Dovetail
FINGERBOARD BINDING Maple
NUT & SADDLE MATERIAL Unbleached Bone
BRIDGE PINS Ebony
HEADSTOCK STYLE Modern Maestro
MACHINE HEADS Grover Rotomatic 18:1
STRINGS Elixir Phosphor Bronze Nanoweb Light .012 – .053
FINISH Nitrocellulose Matte
SETUP PLEK Setup
ELECTRONICS LR Baggs Anthem
CASE Premium Polycarbonate Hardcase
LENGTH 1040 mm
BODY LENGTH 504 mm
LOWER BOUT 410 mm
WAIST 240 mm
DEPTH 125 mm
SCALE LENGTH 650 mm
NUT WIDTH 44 mm
STRING SPACING – NUT 36.5 mm
AVE. STRING SPACING – NUT 7.3 mm
STRING SPACING – SADDLE 54.4 mm
AVE. STRING SPACING – SADDLE 10.89 mm
FINGERBOARD RADIUS 14″
NECK THICKNESS – NUT 24 mm
NECK THICNKESS – 12th FRET 34 mm
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