Gerrit van Bergeijk
Van Bergeijk Guitars

The steelstring Nightingale

My own design steelstring with cutaway. I worked at this concept for over 10 years. Some other cutaway instruments have the same cutaway line, but this one is special. The neck is constructed with a carbon reinforcement, invisible and very  strong. There are also two parts of ebony in the neck. The sides are handmade in 3 layers: 2 maple and one Indian rosewood. The back is made of Indian rosewood and cedar with glass in the core. Very stiff!

 

Sides and back are constructed with one goal: Sound Projection!  The spruce top again is very light and thin.

 

This guitar sounds very loud and with a full bass. All trebles sound bright all over the fingerboard in all positions.

 

An instrument full of guitar innovation.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

   

cutaway with the heel.

 

Headstock with Waverly tuners

 

 

       

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