|Cathedral Guitars Model 125 * IN STOCK *
10-String Classical Harp Guitar, w/Cedar Top, Hardshell Case
Up for consideration is a brand new 2017 model year Cathedral Guitar 10-String classical harp guitar, with hardshell case. This guitar is the Cathedral Guitars Model 125, which features a solid Cedar top, and laminated Mahogany back & sides. This guitar is from the lineup of 3 Cathedral models, made by Bartolex. The goal here was to keep the tonewood and workmanship quality very high -- but with simpler cosmetic details to keep the price-point affordable -- as before we came along, the only game in town was the Ramirez 1a for $15k!!!. This is a wonderful 10-string guitar, both acoustically and amplified, and one of the few that you can get today without having to pay several thousands of dollars and go on a lengthy waiting list.
We have sold over 500 multi-string guitars over the past 10+ years, and we are by far and away the world's leader in 7- 8- 10- and 11-string guitars.
“Best Christmas ever! I must say it's a beautiful guitar -- Very rich and lush-sounding -- it is a quality instrument.”
-- Hal Hagen
“When it comes to impeccable craftsmanship, sonic/tonal quality, and outstanding value, the Cathedral integrates all three factors into one beautiful instrument. You won't be disappointed.”
-- Donn LeVie, Jr.
“Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! OMG! Clearly it arrived . . . . It is even better than anticipated.”
-- Eric Hartshorn
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Bartolex / Milagro / Cathedral is founded by Argentinian guitar designer, luthier and guitarist Neris Gonzales, with production based in a high-quality Artisian Workshop in China. The result is a great guitar with high-quality tonewoods and Western-trained craftsmanship at a price / quality level untouchable by USA or European builders.
The sound, both acoustically and recorded, is simply wonderful. I personally am endorsing Cathedral Guitars, Bartolex and Milagro 10-string guitars. I have already well played over 300 gigs on my own Cathedral and Bartolex 10-String guitars, and I'm constantly astounded at how good these guitars are, and for the price / performance ratio, they are simply untouchable.
This guitar has a AAA-grade solid cedar top, laminated mahogany back & sides, and rosewood fretboard, and creates a beautifully-balanced Spanish sound with nice trebles, deep basses, and excellent resonance and sympathetic sustain. The low bass response is particularly good on this guitar. It is also very even across the registers, and has excellent resonance and sympathetic sustain.
I have the guitar tuned with Savaerz Strings in Romantic tuning, a standard 10-string tuning where 1-6 is normal, and 7-10 descend step-wise: 7=D, 8=C, 9=B, 10 =A. Strings By Mail has a great selection of 10-string sets and can put together custom sets for you at a discount over individual strings. Several excellent string manufacturers offer 10-string sets, including D'Addario, Hannabach, and Savarez.
* Model: 125CEL
* Manufacture Year: 2017
* Top: Solid Cedar
* Saddle/Nut: Bone
* Fretboard: Rosewood
* Finish: Lacquer
* Adjustable Truss Rod
* Scale: 650 mm
* Nut Width: 85 mm
* saddle width: 117 mm
* STRING SPACING
@ Nut = 77 mm o.c.
@ fret 12 = 89 mm o.c.
@ bridge = 101mm o.c.
* NECK DEPTH
@ fret 1: 19 mm
@ fret 7: 20 mm
@ String 1 = 3.25 mm
@ String 10 = 4.5 mm
* Dot markers @ fret 7
* Hardshell case
* Made in China
Please check our other offerings for more classical harp guitars * IN STOCK * (scroll for * SOLD * ) as well as unusual electrics, Pro Audio gear, Ameritage Guitar cases. Thanks for shopping with Cathedral Guitars!!!