Individually Handvoiced | 12-Fret 00 | Solid Sitka Spruce Top | Solid Indian Rosewood Back & Sides | Adirondack Spruce Bracing | Slotted Headstock | Sunburst Finish
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.
Inspired by the great guitars of the yesteryears, the Traditional Series was born out of Hozen’s desire to build “period correct” instruments. Available in 5 shapes and various iconic wood combinations, each piece is handvoiced to possess rich fundamentals, clear projection, and graceful response down to the very last note. From the compact Parlor to the iconic Slope Shoulder Dreadnought, these guitars bring nostalgia and inspiration to today’s players.
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 Traditional Series guitar to deliver an instrument that has a very delicate response, rich in projection, and full of character.
RESPONSIVE WITH FOCUSED FUNDAMENTALS
Inspired by the iconic guitars of the past, the Traditional Series is voiced to ensure that they are responsive and projects rich tone with greater focus on the fundamentals – a once inimitable tonal character of these instruments from the golden years, bringing inspiration and nostalgia in every single strum.
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. Featuring iconic pairings of the past, the wood that we use for the Traditional Series are handselected based on how fast the sound travels across the board, richness of tap tones, deflection, and woodgrain.
ICONIC DESIGN, MODERN APPOINTMENTS
Bridging the old and the new, these guitars present a vintage vibe with modern appointments. Available in both solid square headstock and slotted headstock accompanied by fine details of Herringbone purfling and Abalone inlays, they are furnished with Carbon Fiber Reinforced necks and Reversed Kerfing – weaving tradition with innovation.
SHAPE 12-Fret 00
SOUNDBOARD Solid Sitka Spruce
BACK & SIDES Solid Indian Rosewood
ROSETTE Mother of Pearl
LINING Reversed Kerfing
BRACING Traditional X Brace
BRACING MATERIAL Quarter-Sawn Adirondack Spruce
NECK Carbon Fiber Reinforced Khaya Mahogany
NECK JOINT Dovetail
FINGERBOARD BINDING Maple
NUT & SADDLE MATERIAL Unbleached Bone
BRIDGE PINS Ebony
HEADSTOCK STYLE Slotted Headstock
MACHINE HEADS Grover Open-Gear 18:1
STRINGS Elixir Phosphor Bronze Nanoweb Light .012 – .053
FINISH Polyurethane Super High Gloss Sunburst
SETUP PLEK Setup
ELECTRONICS LR Baggs Anthem
CASE Premium Wooden Hardcase
LENGTH 995 mm
BODY LENGTH 515 mm
LOWER BOUT 382 mm
WAIST 230 mm
DEPTH 112 mm
SCALE LENGTH 640 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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