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Steelstring Nightingale


Gerrit van Bergeijk steelstring nightingale

Boutique Design
I build an original boutique steel string with a cutaway. I improved on this concept for more than 10 years.
During those ten years I found room for a lot of small improvements with this result.

Cutaway
This cutaway line looks simple but it is complex to make and a challenge for any luthier. But it results in a great playability in all positions, a great balance in the sound and a unique design. 

For the top I use spruce while cedar is another great option. The top is not flat but a little arched. I use a traditional cross bracing. 

Neck
The neck is constructed with a carbon reinforcement, invisible but extremely stiff. This gives a long sustain.  Small position markers are placed at the edge of fingerboard.
There are also two strips of ebony in the neck.

Back
The back is made of Indian rosewood and cedar which provides a very stiff construction.

Optional:
Twelve string guitar


Specs


Top

Back
Sides

Neck
Fingerboard
Tuners

Scale
Top nut widht
Upper bout
Waist
Lower bout
Body lenght
Pickup






European Spruce
Cedar
Indian Rosewood


Mahogany
Ebony
Waverly

65,4 cm
46mm
29 cm
24,5 cm
44,4 cm
49cm
KK

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Gerrit van Bergeijk
Absveen 72
2211 EW Noordwijkerhout
The Netherlands
Tel: 0031 (0) 252377603
gvb@vanbergeijkguitars.com