Modeled after a copy of the 1937 Hauser, the S-12N “Classical harp guitar” has 6 sub harp strings and features 7 fan braces with one extended just past the sound hole. The Granada school neck has 2-1/16″ nut width, 1-3/4″ string spacing at nut, and 2-1/4″ string spacing at saddle. The action at the 12th fret is set up at approximately 4mm at the low E and 3mm at the high E.
Adding an extended range to the Spanish guitar is a great way to allow classical guitarists the ability to compose in the lower bass register as well as perform traditional lute arrangements with the lower notes you can’t get with only 6 strings.
Leon Atkinson is a renowned classical guitarist and was head of Jersey State College Guitar Department and the Manhattan School of Music Extended Division. He studied with Segovia in Spain and Albert Valdes Blain in New York. Currently he teaches and performs regionally in the Pacific and Inland northwest, some of his students include Lenny Kravitz, Peter Croton, and Andre Feriante.
Western Redcedar top
Black Walnut Back/Sides
Spanish Cedar Neck
Walnut Head Veneers
Ebony or Rosewood Fingerboard
Passive Piezo Pickup Installed
Soft gig bag included
Labella nylon core harp strings
- Sitka Spruce Top
- Bone tie block
- Ebony Fingerboard
- Sloan Classical Guitar Tuners