Art & Lutherie Folk Cedar Acoustic Guitar w/Case Used
The Art and Lutherie Folk Cedar Black acoustic guitar utilizes a beautiful solid cedar top with pick-guard and three-ply laminate Wild Cherry wood sides and back. All of their Cedar wood is pressure tested to ensure the maximum rigidity which in turn contributes to the guitar's overall harmonic vibration. Godin is also renown for its use of Cherry wood and is proud of its eco-friendly manner of gathering already-fallen specimens in an effort to avoid clear cutting the forests of Eastern Canada. The Folk Cedar Black boasts a Silver Maple neck, Rosewood bridge with compensated saddle as well as a Rosewood fingerboard. The saddle and nut are both composed of a material known as Tusq which is used as a synthetic substitute for bone. Tusq has been researched as being a superior replacement to bone especially in terms of durability as well as harmonic clarity and sustain. Bone has also been found to be a potential health risk especially when ground into a fine powder and subsequently many manufacturers are avoiding its use in guitars and switching over to Tusq.
The Folk Cedar Black measures 19.6" long by 14.76" wide (at its widest point) and is approximately 4.5" deep. Width at the nut is 1.72" and the fingerboard consists of 21 frets, 14 of which are accessible. The body is sealed in a spectacular semi-gloss varnish finish which not only gives the guitar a magnificent countenance, but also helps the guitar to wick away moisture and avoid the unfortunate condition knows as "neck hump."