What an immense electro acoustic dreadnought guitar this is. You get the best from every department here with its tap tuned solid cedar top ensuring tonal perfection - through to the Brad Clark pickup system for the ultimate plugged in tones.
This guitar is totally hand made - starting its life in the small workshop in china overseen by Doug from Gordon Smith guitars who then continues the hand finishing process here in England in their workshop near Northampton - where they fit the bridge plates, saddles, nut, electronics and of course all the setup work and fret dressing.
This is second to none at the price.
Tightly scalloped x bracing paired with a light top gives the Colton Dreadnought huge volume whilst maintaining clear, balanced separation between the sound of each individual string.
Top: Solid AA Cedar
Back: Solid African Mahogany
Sides: Solid African Mahogany
Neck: African Mahogany
Joint: Dovetail / Hide Glue
Head plate: Ebony
Detailing: Maple / Ebony
Saddle: Bone / Composite
Machine heads: Schertler 18:1
Preamp: Brad Clark Supernatural
We provide the most comprehensive pre and post sale service in the industry with a combined value of over 100 GBP
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This service consists of:
* Completely taylored / personalised setup service ensuring your guitar plays to your personal playing requirements.
* Unique level of quality control ensuring you cannot receive a poor quality / standard of guitar fit & finish.
* 6 & 12 month check & reset if you wish to take advantage and live close enough to visit.
Please be assured that this service is like no other with over 1 hour spent on every guitar before sale
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Auden guitars are a unique English brand.
100% hand made and I am hoping soon to bring you a video showing you the workshop where the guitars are initially crafted.
These first stages are carried out in Dougs workshop in China - this keeps the cost of production as affordable as possible. All the wood is personally selected by Doug (owner of Auden & Gordon Smith Guitars in the UK).
Once the bodies and necks are complete they are shipped to the Auden workshop in the UK where the hardware is fitted, the nut and bridge are cut, final setup and all the electronics are fitted.
This wonderful collaboration between Dougs workshops provides you a genuine English branded hand made guitar.
The results are simply outstanding.
In the past 12 months Richard & his customers have been so overwelmed by the quality of these guitars that Richard has had a range commissioned for him called the "45 Series". Same guitars but with 45mm nut - recognised by a lovely 45mm logo design on the headstock.
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