James Claseman (Savage, MN) Handcrafted 00-12 #4 Lutz Spruce/Figured Ziricote Acoustic 2021 w/Padded Gig Bag
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James Claseman (Savage, MN) Handcrafted 00-12 #4 Lutz Spruce/Figured Ziricote Acoustic 2021 w/Padded Gig Bag


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Savage, Minnesota-based luthier James Claseman's years of experience as a violin builder and repair person absolutely shine through this beautifully crafted and addictively playable Lutz spruce/figured ziricote 00 acoustic, the 4th this up-and-coming builder has completed—and honestly, probably one of the last times we'll see a Claseman at such an accessible price point.

Tastefully double-bound in padauk, with a striking matching padauk rosette and familiar, classical-inspired Honduran mahogany shallow "C" shape neck, a fingerstyle-friendly 1 3/4" nut width and low, even action across a 24.9" scale ebony fingerboard make this easily one of the finest luthier-built instruments we've ever purchased—so we've thrown in a new Access Stage 1 padded gig bag to be sure it's ready for its first gig. 

Nut Width - 1 3/4"
24.9" Scale length
Top - Lutz Spruce
Back and Sides - Ziricote
Binding, Rosette - Padauk
Purfling - Holly
Neck, Top Block, Bottom Block, Back Bracing - Honduran Mahogany
Top Bracing - Spruce
Face Plate - Ziricote
Headstock - Redwood Burl
Tuners - Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black
Nut, Saddle - Bone
Bridge, Fingerboard - Ebony
Finish - Nitrocellulose
Includes Access Stage 1 Foam Padded Gig Bag

This 2021 James Claseman Handcrafted 00-12 #4 Lutz Spruce/Figured Ziricote Acoustic is in Excellent condition, an unsold instrument purchased from the luthier directly, with only the tiniest normal grain blemishes beneath the Nitrocellulose finish (example just above bridge pictured), consistent with a high caliber luthier-built instrument. Includes Access Stage 1 Foam Padded Gig Bag.

All instruments from the Old Town School Music Store are professionally inspected and set-up before shipping, and directly support the missions, programs, and continued growth of the Old Town School of Folk Music.

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