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.
Embodying the finest of what Maestro Guitars has to offer, the Private Collection is a culmination of all the knowledge amassed through years of building world class boutique instruments. Made from their private stock of premium tone woods, these guitars are meticulously built with the utmost attention to detail. Furnished with intricate designs and exclusive appointments, these collector-grade pieces are simply outstanding in every aspect.
This particular guitar is a Private Collection Medium Jumbo model with a solid Adirondack Spruce top, Pale Moon Ebony, Advanced Hybrid Bracing and features trademark Maestro appointments such as the Grit Laskin-style Beveled Armrest, and side Soundport. The tone is clear and precise with a pleasant intricacy to each note. The neck is slim and comfortably shaped with a nice, even taper. The Ebony is simply stunning and It has strong bass and lower mids coupled with clear and transparent highs, and is very responsive, clear and loud.
This guitar features a beveled armrest, soundport and solid lining and double sides. The Solid Lining is instead of the standard kerfing / reversed kerfing. The Double Sides, has the solid Pale Moon Ebony reinforced by solid Mahogany sides (inside) which makes the sides stiffer. Stiffer sides will promote better vibration of the top and back allowing the guitar to have better projection and be more responsive. It comes with a Maestro custom hardshell case.
SOUNDBOARD Solid Adirondack Spruce
BACK & SIDES Solid Pale Moon Ebony
SIGNATURE OPTIONS Florentine Cutaway, Soundport & Beveled Armrest
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS Beveled Body Rest
ROSETTE Mosaic Wood
PURFLING Wooden Lines
LINING Solid Lining with Double Sides
BRACING Advanced Hybrid Bracing
BRACING MATERIAL Quarter-Sawn Sitka Spruce
NECK Carbon Fiber Reinforced Khaya Mahogany with Ebony Strip
NECK JOINT Dovetail
FINGERBOARD BINDING Rosewood
NUT & SADDLE MATERIAL Unbleached Bone
BRIDGE PINS Ebony
HEADSTOCK STYLE Modern Maestro
MACHINE HEADS Gotoh SGS510Z Gold
STRINGS Elixir Phosphor Bronze Nanoweb Light .012 – .053
FINISH Polyurethane Super High Gloss
SETUP PLEK Setup
CASE Premium Polycarbonate Hardcase
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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