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.
This Guitar is a Maestro Traditional Series Slope Shoulder Dreadnoght guitar with a Solid Torrefied Adirondack Spruce top, solid Flamed Maple back and sides and a slotted headstock.
Inspired by the instruments from the 1930s, the Traditional Series is a modern spin on the highly sought “Golden Era” steel string guitars. Available in 5 shapes in the timeless pairing of Adirondack Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back & sides, these guitars represent an exciting era of innovation and inspiration. From the compact Parlor to the iconic Slope Shoulder Dreadnought, these instruments bring nostalgia and inspiration to today’s players.
SOUNDBOARD Solid Torrefied Adirondack Spruce
BACK & SIDES Solid Flamed Maple
LINING Reversed Kerfing
BRACING Traditional X Brace
BRACING MATERIAL Quarter-Sawn Sitka Spruce
NECK Carbon Fiber Reinforced Khaya Mahogany
NECK JOINT Dovetail
FINGERBOARD BINDING Rosewood
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
SETUP PLEK Setup
CASE Premium Wooden Hardcase
BODY LENGTH 508 mm
LOWER BOUT 412 mm
WAIST 263 mm
DEPTH 120 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