Maingard 10-String Classical Harp Guitar
Up for consideration is a 1995 Marc
Maingard 10-string classical harp guitar. The guitar
was built in 1995 using his finest grade cedar top and Brazilian
rosewood back and sides, as well as his highest level of decorative
inlay. This guitar really is a work of art, as well as an exceptional-sounding
concert instrument. Maingard guitars are highly sought
after by both players and collectors alike. Here is a rare opportunity
to own an amazingly beautiful 10-string harp guitar!
* Cedar Top
* Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides
* Scale Length: 664 mm
* Schatten Soundboard Transducer
* Serial Number 63
* Ameritage Custom Case
* Ameritage Case Cover
* Made in South Africa
ABOUT THE LUTHIER:
Marc Maingard has an extensive
building background, having worked at both Santa
Cruz guitars as well as with master classical guitar
luthier Jose Oribe.
In this guitar he expertly combines the highest level of design
and inlay typical of a high-end acoustic guitar with the traditional
concert sound of a world-class classical guitar.
Here are several sound files to give you an idea of what
to expect. It has tremendous sustain due to the 10-string resonance,
beautiful big basses, and nice and crisp trebles. All sound clips
are recorded in stereo with no compression, EQ or reverb added
-- just straight through a Presonus ADL 600 mic pre into
a Rosetta 200 A/D converter. Set 1-8 is tracked through
a Blue Woodpecker and a Schoeps CM61 mic, Set 9-12
is through a pair of Blue Dragonfly's, and set 13-15 is
through a pair of Schoeps CMT 341's.
MP3 FILES: 1
MP3 FILES: 9
MP3 FILES: 13
The guitar is in excellent condition, with no isues or
major repairs. The has been a string burn (repaired by Maingard)
behind the high E string, and a set of Golpadors (Flamenco tap
plate proectors) have been installed, although you may not notice
them in the photos. It also has a Schatten
soundboard transducer for amplified sound.
STRINGS AND TUNINGS
I have the guitar in Romantic Tuning (7-10 = D, C, B,
A) using Hannabach Medium Tension Set 815 strings. Hannabach,
LaBella, Savarez, Aranjuez and D'Addarrio all make
strings for the 10-string guitar, and sets are readily available
at Strings By Mail. Modern Tuning is also a recommended
option, and more info on this system can be found at Viktor
van Niekerk's excellent website by clicking
REASON FOR SELLING
This is a great guitar, and I have been very happy with it, but
I have too many 10-strings at the moment and this one rarely
gets played. The 10-string classical harp guitar is my main instrument,
and you can find more info about them at my website, Cathedral
Guitar, and you can hear more music played by multi-string
guitars and lutes at my radio station, 10-String
Radio. Additional Harp Guitar material can be
found at www.harpguitars.net.
SHIPPING & TERMS
USA shipping is $50.00 via Fedex Ground, with optional insurance.
All sales are final, so please ask questions first. I do accept
PayPal. Thanks for looking. This auction is for one Maingard
10-String Classical Harp Guitar and Ameritage Case
and soft case cover. No other accessories are included.
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