For 14 years as the dealer for Roy Noble, we have enjoyed a steady supply of these professional studio grade guitars. Mr Noble has a long history of building the highest quality guitars used in numerous recordings spanning over forty years. Mr Noble works alone, and creates approximately 20 fine guitars per year. How many other builders can you name with almost FIFTY YEARS experience? 100% of all experienced guitarists that play or hear a Noble comment on the wonderful tone, and it is not unusual for someone hearing them for the first time to buy one immediately.
While it is wonderful to experience the tones from a Noble Brazilian Rosewood Custom guitar, the fact remains that even the much lower cost Standard models will also win you over with equally amazing tonality.
* Myth dispelled: Do you realize that there are ALMOST NO RECORDINGS of Clarence White playing the "large soundhole D-28" in the studio? There are some shots of him playing it on the Andy Griffith Show...
Yet there are extensive recordings of Clarence White playing Roy Noble Guitars, "live" and in studio, and almost all film footage has him playing his Noble.
2002 Roy Noble Coco Bolo Concert Custom Guitar 'On Hold'
Exc.(+) Condition. Frets have the slightest sign of playing in the first position. Otherwise, this guitar is absolutely clean.
Creamy Adirondack Spruce top packed with silky medullary side rays. Beautiful quarter-sawn Coco Bolo back and sides with highly figured Maple back wedge. Top and soundhole rossette have Roy Noble's hand-made wooden purfling. multiple wooden bindings on the back. Ivoroid binding on fretboard and peghead. Mahogany neck with radiused Gabon Ebony fretboard and pearl "cut-diamond" inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Coco Bolo peghead venner. Bone saddle, Ivory nut and pins.
The tone on Roy Noble guitars is unbeatable. Every note played on this guitar is strong and clean. The sound fills the room even with the smaller body shape and light gauge strings that we use on Noble's. This guitar looks new, but has the mature sound of a guitar that's been around for a number of years.
$4,450.00 w/ OHC
2009 Roy Noble HD-100 Guitar 'In Stock'
Exceptional Condition. There is almost no evidence of player wear on the guitar. The top, back and sides are all very clean with no marks. The back of the neck is in great shape and there is just minimal signs of fret wear. Has never had an enpin or strap button installed.
Adirondack Spruce top. Straight-grain quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Top and back of body have multiple wood bindings, with flamed Maple outer binding. Herringbone purflings around edge of top and around soundhole rosette. Neck and peghead are single bound with Ivoroid. Decorative wooden strip in center seam on back. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fingerboard with Pearl "Cut Diamond" inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Ivory saddle with original bone saddle in case. There is also an Ivory nut blank in the case with the original bone nut on the guitar.
Very strong, balanced tone. Great presence on every string, and when chords are played each individual note rings out in the mix.
Exc.(++) Condition. This guitar is really clean with very slight signs of previous ownership. There are light scratches in the pickguard and one hard to find nick on the top. Back, sides and neck are all very clean with no marks and no fret wear.
High-grade Adirondack Spruce top with beautiful grain, side rays and bearclaw figure. Beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. This is a rare piece of Rosewood from the lower section of the bole. It is quarter-sawn with strikingly beautiful maiden-hair ribbon figure. The top and back have multiple wooden bindings with flamed Maple showing on the outside. Herringbone purfling on the top and around soundhole rossette. Nut, saddle and pins are all Ivory. Fretboard and peghead are bound with Ivoroid. Mahogany neck. Radiused Gabon Ebony fingerboard with pearl "cut-diamond" inlays. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons.
Exceptionally fine sound. Wide open with great balance, depth and clarity of notes.