Acoustic Guitar - 8-string guitar by Darren Hippner

Instrument
Acoustic Guitar listing typeFor Sale
Instrument number34863
Acoustic Guitar listedbefore 2016
Price (US Dollars)$2800

Description: Acoustic Guitar - 8-string guitar by Darren Hippner

Description: Darren Hippner, October 2005.__He made this one with Englemann spruce/E. Indian back and sides, I loved the Englemann sound so much I ordered one with Brazilian rosewood. I have another Hippner of Swiss spruce/Braz, and just got a Sitka spruce/Birds Eye Maple.

This one is lattice-braced guitar, however, no synthetic materials; based on Paul Fischer's lattice type. Very rich in tone, somewhat lute-like, excellent volume, very balanced. Excellent projection. Two more strings in the bass: A-D-E-A-D-G-B-E.

2 Ruck style soundports in the sides near the neck (soundholes about an 1" in diameter); more volume for player.

Woods - Soundboard: Englemann spruce/California/1982 - Back and sides, bridge: Old growth E. Indian rosewood - Neck: Spanish cedar - Fretboard: Ceylonese ebony

Tuning gears: Gilbert tuning machines.

Top - French polished, Back and Sides - lacquer.

Specs: 1) String length - 652mm 2) Width/nut - 66mm 3) Width/12th fret - 75mm 4) Neck thickness: (24" radius fretboard) 1st fret - 19.5mm, 3rd fret - 20.3mm, 7th fret - 21.5mm 5) Lower bout - 102mm 6)1-6 spacing at saddle - 54.5mm 7) 1-6 string spacing at nut - 42mm
8) 20th fret

Saddle - Wooly Mammoth ivory. Saddle scalloped on the top. Nut - bone. Nut and saddle 7th and 8th strings spaced closer than 1-6.

Action: 3mm - 1st string 12th fret, 4mm 6th. 7th and 8th strings are higher proportionally than 1-6, no buzzing.

I use internal electronics. I have removed them. There is a 1/2" hole for the jack at bottom of guitar. If you use internal elecs I'll leave it open, if not, I will glue in ebony endpin (from LMI) to seal hole.

Mp3's available.

Very good condition, No cracks. Light nail scratching near the soundhole and back and sides but not much. There is a small strip on back of neck around 3rd fret about 5.5cm long/1mm wide that is white, mineral deposits, happens in Spanish cedar sometimes, you can't feel it, only see it up close if you are looking at the neck; not a structural defect.

$2800, firm. Great price for this quality. Hippner, American builder from WA State, is known for high quality and low prices. He recently doubled his base price from $2k to $4k. Same guitar would now be $4700.

Comes with Guardian feather weight weather proofed case.

 
  

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