This guitar has been sold.
Tony Ennis Classical Guitar 2020 - Padauk & Spruce no 16
This beautiful instrument is made in Walhalla, South Carolina, by luthier Tony Ennis.
This guitar is one-of-a-kind, in the best of ways. The sound of this instrument is shockingly beautiful and powerful, partly thanks to an innovative interior bracing system developed by Tony that gives the guitar significantly more volume and sustain than nearly any other classical guitar we've ever played. Tony calls this the "Ennis Unibody Framing". This bracing system is shown in photos above. One very striking feature of his guitars is that the tone stays just as rich and full at even the lowest of volumes.
The wood that the neck was carved from is from a 100-year old piano, so it carries with it a century's worth of musical history.
Top: Solid Spruce
Body Binding: Ebony with Rope Purfling
Neck: Mahogany with Dual Carbon Fiber Reinforcement
Rosette: Redwood Burl with Mother of Pearl Dots
Fingerboard Binding: Ebony
Scale Length: 650mm
Tuning Machines: Rubner Artisan Gold with Roller Bearings - Hand Engraved
Upper Bout Width: 10.75"
Lower Bout Width: 14.5"
Upper Bout Depth: 4.125"
Lower Bout Depth: 4.125"
Body Length: 19.5"
Depth at Heel: 3.875"
Depth at Butt: 4.125"
Action at 12th Fret: 6th String: 3.25mm
Action at 12th Fret: 1st String: 2.75mm
6th String Open: 16 sec
1st String Open: 6.5 sec
1st Position E Major Chord: 16 sec
Made in USA
These are solid built, high power, well balanced, beautiful guitars. This guitar is as loud as a double top, but is not a double top. Perhaps the raised fretboard creates an angle of relief coming off the bridge of the soundboard that allows the top to resonate more freely. I love this guitar, and its construction, and it's original fine detailing. I am surprised this maker is not getting more attention, he certainly deserves a closer look at what he is doing as far as cutting edge building techniques. I could not be more pleased with my dealings with Geoff and Anthony, they really are very grounded souls, they obviously love the guitar, and will work with you on a personal level. Xguitars was so easy to work with: How does it get any better?