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MAESTRO GUITARS ORIGINAL SERIES
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.
BRAND Maestro Guitars
SERIES Original Series
SHAPE Small Jumbo
SOUNDBOARD Solid Sitka Spruce
BACK & SIDES Solid African Ovangkol
SIGNATURE OPTIONS Florentine Cutaway, Soundport & Beveled Armrest
ROSETTE African Ovangkol
BINDING African Ovangkol
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 African Ovangkol
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 â€“ .053
FINISH Polyurethane Super High Gloss
SETUP PLEK Setup
CASE Tone Remastered ABS Hardcase