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
Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnought Cedar Top Guitar 'In Stock'
Exc. Condition. There are signs that this guitar has been played, but not many - just a few small light scratches on the back and sides. The top is in great shape, and the neck and fingerboard are flawless.
Very nice Cedar top with heavy bearclaw figure. Coco Bolo back and sides. Top and soundhold rosette are bound with Roy's hand-made wooden herringbone purfling. Back has multiple wood bindings. Mahogany neck with blank, radiused Ebony fretboard. Nickel Waverly open-back tuners with ivoroid buttons.
Very nice sound. This guitar is very resonant and lively. Any note played fills the room. This is a great guitar for recordings.
$4,250.00 w/ OHC
New Roy Noble Concert Mahogany DeLuxe w/ Adirondack Red Spruce Top Guitar 'In Stock'
New. Very nice Amazon Mahogany back, sides and neck. Very high grade silky Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony blank fingerboard and Ebony bridge. Nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons. Body is bound top and back with flamed Maple binding. Roy Noble's handmade wooden "spiral" purflings inside top edge of guitar and around soundhole rosette. Bone nut and intonated saddle. Ebony pins. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay.
Roy Noble guitars are known for their great tone and this one is no exception. It yields the same power and projection of the Noble dreadnoughts in a smaller body.
This guitar has a beautiful top. The Red Spruce has a creamy texture and is complemented nicely by the Maple binding and rosette. The back, sides and neck are very appealing sets of Mahogany with a wood bound back that gives it a "natural" appearance. 1 3/4 width nut, and 25 1/4" scale.
The 25 1/4" scale length is the main scale Mr Noble has used since back in the mid-1960's. It feels great with mediums, if you have to have mediums, but feels possibly even better with lights (12's), extra lights (11's), and even ultra lights (10's)... you really have to hear one with these lighter gauges to believe the wonderful feel and big tone from a Noble strung with them.
Nobles sound very good when new... but the big treat is when they are about 2 years old. When they've aged that much, you get the same tones as before, but with more maturity, depth, response, and projection.
$3,950.00 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.