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This is a list of previously sold instruments for archive use. Please visit our instruments in stock pages by following the links on the left.

Here is a listing of instruments that have passed through our hands. Please browse and gain an idea of what we stock regularly. Instruments Models marked "Available to Order" can be ordered through the House of Fine instruments. Other instruments are one of a kind. However if one catches your eye feel free to contact us and we'll see if we can't track another one down.



 For almost two decades 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 worked alone, and created 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.

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Roy Noble Brazilian Dreadnaut Custom 1
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2003 Roy Noble Brazilian Dreadnaut Custom Guitar 'Sold'

Mint Condition. This is really a great example of top woods from Mr Noble. "AAA" grade Brazilian Rosewood - note that the grain is "quarter-sawn" AND has the striking "maiden-hair" figure. Adirondack Red Spruce top is Master Grade, showing very nice even grain and lots of "silk" from the medullary rays. Roy's own handmade wooden herringbone for top purfling, It is difficult to find the words to express the tones of this guitar - just suffice it to say they are as good or better than you'll ever need... Ivory fittings. 
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Roy Noble Brazilian Dreadnaut Custom 1
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New Roy Noble Brazilian Dreadnaut Custom Guitar 'Sold'

High grade silky Adirondack Red Spruce top mated with AAA-grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Multiple wood bindings with highly figured Maple outer bindings on body. Handmade Herringbone purflings on top edge and soundhole rosette. Bone Saddle and Nut, with Ebony bridgepins and endpin. Waverly tuners. Wonderful sound!
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Roy Noble Classical 1
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1965 Roy Noble Classical Guitar 'Sold'

This is a fine example of Roy Noble's early work. Excellent tone, excellent materials, and great attention to detail. Very beautiful, expressive tone. Center seam reglued below bridge.
Price Reduced...
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Roy Noble Classical 1
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1964 Roy Noble Classical Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(-) Condition. There is one repaired top crack, and moderate player wear throughout.
     Spruce top with multiple wooden bindings. Cypress back and sides, Mahogany neck. Soundhole has elaborate wooden rossette. Ebony fretboard. Brazilian Rosewood bridge and peghead overlay. Nut width is 2" at the fingerboard. Transparent pickguard installed on bass and treble sides of strings.
     This is the 10th guitar ever produced by Roy Noble, and the sound is very strong and open. Beautiful bass and beautiful highs.
     The price has been lowered significantly...

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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Concert 1
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New Roy Noble Coco Bolo Concert Guitar 'Sold'

     New with minor finish glitches. This is a new guitar that has never had an owner.  However there are a couple of minor marks and sanding swirl marks in the top under the finish, and an area of finish imperfection on the sides.
     Adirondack spruce top. Beautiful quarter-sawn Cocobolo back and sides. The "spiral" top purfling and soundhole rosette are unique and handmade by Roy Noble. Top and back have flamed Maple outer binding. Mahogany neck, radiused Pau Ferro fingerboard. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Rosewood peghead overlay. Ebony bridge and pins with Abalone dots.
     Wonderful tone. Great projection and volume while retaining clarity and character. Excellent flatpicked or fingerpicked.

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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Concert Custom 1
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2002 Roy Noble Coco Bolo Concert Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     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.

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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Concert DeLuxe 1
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New Roy Noble Coco Bolo Concert DeLuxe w/ Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Quarter-sawn Coco Bolo back and sides. Red Spruce top. Figured Maple outer bindings on top and back of guitar. Top edge and soundhole rosette have Mr Noble's handmade "Spiral" wood marquetry as purfling. Figured Maple heel cap, end wedge and truss-rod cover. Coco Bolo headstock overlay. Noble name on truss-rod cover. Nickel Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons. Brown Ebony fingerboard. Ebony bridge. Ebony bridge pins with abalone dots. Bone nut and saddle.
     These Concert guitars from Noble are his 'take' on the "OM" model. Mr Noble's Concert has less square lines, a smaller soundhole, and a 25.25" scale length. This one has 1 3/4" width at nut.
     With Noble guitars, people who have never seen them are captivated by the pure tonal voice they have. They are built a bit contrary to most past and current builders. For instance, Mr Noble doesn't employ a Spruce backing strip down the inside center seam of the guitar back. Instead of using a fairly thick top and back and highly scalloping the braces, Mr Noble thins his tops and backs and employs heavier kerfing and braces. These braces are then scalloped and voiced by Mr Noble.
     Noble guitars also have bolt-on neck construction. This is a solid attachment for tonal resonance transfer between body and neck when playing, but also allows much easier removal, compared to traditional style dovetail neck joints.
     This guitar is very nice and plays great. The scale length makes light gauge strings feel great, and even sounds very nice with extra lights (11's), or ultra lights (10's).

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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Concert Deluxe 1
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New Roy Noble Coco Bolo Concert Deluxe w/ Cedar Top Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Cocobolo back, sides and neck. Cedar top. Ebony fingerboard and Ebony bridge. Brazilian Rosewoood peghead overlay. Flamed Maple outer bindings on top and back of body, with Noble's handmade wooden spiral marquetry purfling along inside edge of top and at soundhole rosette. Bone nut and saddle. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. 1 3/4" width at nut.
     This guitar is Roy Noble's version of an OM. The 25 1/4" scale length makes light or medium gauge strings feel great.
     * Please call for more info on this guitar - 406/327-9925

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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Custom 1
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2010 Roy Noble Coco Bolo Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional Condition. The guitar is very clean. Slight sign of playing use on a couple of frets.
     Very nice quarter-sawn Coco Bolo back and sides, with Mahogany neck and beautiful select Spruce top. Not sure if the top is Red Spruce or German... It is readily apparent that the top is very high grade, with lots of silky medullary rays. Flamed Maple outer bindings on top and back, along fingerboard, and around peghead. Maple heel cap and thin Maple center strip in center of back. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Handmade wood herringbone purflings around top edge and soundhole rosette. Waverly tuners. 1 3/4" width at nut.
     This guitar sounded great when it was new, and now that it's back in our store it sounds even better. Crisp and clear with great projection. This would make a wonderful guitar for anyone who is on a tone quest. Great with medium or light gauge strings, and would be among the very best guitars in a jam or in the studio.

 

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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Custom 1
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New Roy Noble Coco Bolo Custom w/ Adirondack Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Very nice Coco Bolo back and sides, with Mahogany neck and Red Spruce top. The Red Spruce is very high grade, with lots of silky medullary rays.
     Flamed Maple outer bindings on top and back, along fingerboard, and around peghead. Maple heel cap and thin Maple center strip in center of back. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Handmade wood herringbone purflings around top edge and soundhole rosette. Waverly tuners. 1 3/4" width at nut.
     Even as a fresh new guitar, this one exhibits great tone and expression. Roy Noble guitars are the ones you can play from end to end of the fingerboard and from side to side of the fingerboard and get great sound with every note.
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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Custom 1
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New Roy Noble Coco Bolo Custom w/ Adirondack Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Beautiful guitar! Coco Bolo back and sides, Adirondack Red Spruce top, and Amazon Mahogany neck. Outer bindings of flamed maple on top, back, along fingerboard and around headstock. Handmade wooden herringbone purflings around top edge and soundhole rosette. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Waverly tuners. Bone saddle and nut. 1 3/4" nut width.
     Typical of Noble guitars this guitar arrived sounding great, but is already opening up fast. Beautiful sound, with power mixed with elegance, nuance and refinement not easily found in acoustic guitars.
     * Look closely at the photo of the tuners (back of peghead photo). There is a small knot in the Mahogany neck which shows up as a darker circle, just around the neck from the nut. This is not a problem, but is a slight cosmetic blemish. Because of this, we are offering this guitar at a nice "sale" price. It is a wonderful sounding guitar.
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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Custom 1
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New Roy Noble Coco Bolo Custom w/ figured Cedar top Guitar 'Sold'

     Coco Bolo sides and back with fabulously figured Western Red Cedar top. Roy built this Coco Bolo guitar without the usual wide triangular Maple wedge in back. Instead he used a narrower strip of Maple for the back strip.
     Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Ebony pins. Bone saddle and nut. Nickel Waverly pre-war style open back tuners with ivoroid buttons. Cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Multiple wood body bindings with flamed Maple outer binding. Hand made wood herringbone purflings on top edge and around soundhole. Flamed Maple binding on fingerboard and headstock.
     Not only does this guitar have a great "look" to it, but it sounds huge... Brisk attack with huge presence and projection. A joy to play and to hear.
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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Custom 1
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New Roy Noble Coco Bolo Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     Very nice Coco Bolo back and sides, with Mahogany neck and Select Spruce top. The Spruce top is very high grade, with lots of silky medullary rays.
     Flamed Maple outer bindings on top and back, along fingerboard, and around peghead. Maple heel cap and thin Maple center strip in center of back. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Handmade wood herringbone purflings around top edge and soundhole rosette. Waverly tuners. 1 3/4" width at nut.
     Even as a fresh new guitar, this one exhibits great tone and expression. Roy Noble guitars are instruments you can play from end to end of the fingerboard and from side to side of the fingerboard and get great sound with every note. And, after they are about 2 years old, you can't believe how great the tone is...

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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Custom 1
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2008 Roy Noble Coco Bolo Custom Adirondack Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. This is a fine guitar from Mr Noble. Coco Bolo back and sides, with Figured Maple center wedge in back to attenuate the overtones for a wonderfully balanced sound.
     Flamed Maple bindings around top and back, with Herringbone top purfling and around soundhole rosette. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Fingerboard and Peghead are bound with grained Ivoroid. Cut Diamond inlays in fingerboard. Back of neck is tastefully shaded.
    The Coco Bolo, combined with the high grade Adirondack Red Spruce top, sounds great and the result is a tremendous sound with sensitive attack. Even when strung with light gauge strings this guitar fills a room with sound.
     There is one small circular mark on the bass side of the neck, just under the binding. This is from Mr Noble drilling and doweling a small knot that was revealed as he shaped the neck profile. The shading caused the circle of the small dowel to stand out a bit.
     Set-up with end-pin jack professionally installed, with inside jack coupling for Baggs soundhole pickup (included).
 
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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Custom 1
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2008 Roy Noble Coco Bolo Custom w/ Adirondack Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Beautiful Coco Bolo Rosewood back and sides, with Adirondack Red Spruce top. The Coco Bolo back is quite dramatic in that it shows bookmatched sapwood figure in the upper center, as well as a quilted Maple center wedge. Mr. Noble employs the center wedge in the backs of Coco Bolo guitars to attenuate the tonal response of the Coco Bolo. The Maple works to shift the overtones away from being too heavy and ponderous, and creates a more balanced range of overtones that still retain all of the sweetness that Coco Bolo is known for.
    The very "silky" Adirondack Spruce top has very tight, very even grain. Handmade Herringbone purflings around soundhole rosette and top edge, with flamed Maple outer bindings on top and back of body. Neck and peghead are bound with ivoroid. Ebony fingerboard and bridge, with cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Waverly open-back tuners with ivoroid buttons. Bone saddle and nut.
    This is an especially fine sounding guitar. It is showing some "finish sink" lines around the Coco Bolo sapwood area on the back, though, and is offered at a lower price to allow for that slight cosmetic flaw. These "finish sink" lines were the same when the guitar was brand new, so the wood is very stable in this area. Please call us for more details.
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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnaught Custom 1
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2010 Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnaught Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. condition. Very high grade Adirondack spruce top. Wonderful tone. This is the very highest grade of CocoBolo wood on a two-piece back with a maple strip. Mr. Noble carefully selected the curved grain of the CocoBolo to match the curves of the guitar. This is a hot guitar in both looks and tone.
     25.25" scale length. 1 3/4" width at nut.

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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnaut 1
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New Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnaut w/ Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Beautiful Coco Bolo back and sides with high grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Mahogany neck. Gabon Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone saddle and nut. Waverly pre-war style open back tuners with ivoroid buttons. Cut diamond pearl inlays in fingerboard. Handmade herringbone top edge purfling inside flamed Maple outer body bindings. Fingerboard and headstock bound with Flamed Maple. Herringbone soundhole rosette.
     The Coco Bolo has especially nice figure and color...
     Very great sound. Quick response, big voice, and clarity and expression that are hard to find in most guitars but are expected in these handmade Roy Noble guitars.
     Roy Noble has been hand-building fine acoustic guitars since 1959. He is a one-man shop. He has no helpers, no apprentices and truly hand-builds guitars of his own design on his own handmade jigs - no CnC machinery.
     These guitars 'mic' especially well in live situations, record exceedingly well in the studio, and present beautiful tone whenever played... no fooling...
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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnaut Custom 1
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New Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnaut Custom w/ Adirondack Red Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

    1 3/4" width at nut. Beautiful grained Coco Bolo back and sides, with a very high-grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Coco Bolo Rosewood is the true "brother" to Brazilian Rosewood - once glance at the grain will show you what I mean. Many luthiers do not use it because the wood is time-consuming to work with. To attenuate the tonal balance of the Coco Bolo back, Mr Noble usually employs a "wedge" piece of Maple in the center of the guitar back, as he has done on this guitar. Over a 15-year period we have enjoyed several score of Roy's Coco Bolo guitars made this way, and we can attest that it works great! It is not done like a Martin D-35, as there is no "A-frame" bracing along the glued back center wedge of Maple.
    Flamed Maple outer body bindings, with Roy Noble's handmade wooden Herringbone purfling at top edge and around soundhole. Fingerboard and headstock are bound with grained Ivoroid. Gabon Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly open-back tuners. Brazilian peghead overlay. Cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Bone nut and saddle, with Ebony pins.
    The sound is really great. We've enjoyed 15 years of Coco Bolo guitars from Noble - if you've never one of his, you should really try one out. They are fast attack even with a light touch. They are incredibly dynamic even with light gauge strings. They can be fingerpicked as well as flatpicked. It's just hard to beat a handmade guitar from a guy who has built them for FIFTY YEARS. 
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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnaut Custom 1
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New Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnaut Custom w/ Highly Figured Cedar Top Guitar 'Sold'

    1 3/4" width at nut. Beautiful Coco Bolo back and sides. While the back is quarter-sawn and straighter grained, the sides have a very nice "mottling" figure that perfectly sets off the figured Cedar top. The cedar top is dramatically figured throughout, showing various flecks, bearclaw, schmetterling, etc... You just have to hold it in your hands to fully appreciate it.
    Flamed Maple outer body bindings with Roy's handmade wooden Herringbone purflings at edge of top and around soundhole. Fingerboard and peghead are bound with grained Ivoroid. Gold Waverly open-back tuners. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Bone nut and saddle, with Ebony pins.
    The Coco Bolo back has a unique artistic touch by Roy Noble. In addition to his usual center wedge of Flamed Maple, he has inlet a circle across the wedge. We admit that we were startled at first to see it... but after only a day or two we are quite happy with the artistic look of the back, and started wondering why it it isn't done more often?!?!
    Noble Coco Bolo guitars are quite popular, with about half of them made with cedar tops. The cedar works exceptionally well with Coco Bolo. This guitar has a fast attack, even with a light touch, and has all the bass you need, balanced with clear singing highs all the way to the last fret.
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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnaut Custom 1
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New Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnaut Custom Guitar 'Sold'

Beautiful Coco Bolo back and sides, with Western Red Cedar top. Flamed Maple body bindings and handmade herringbone purflings. Coco Bolo is the true "brother" to Brazilian Rosewood, and has many similarities in tonal comparison. Many luthiers will not use Coco Bolo due to complexities of sanding and gluing. High grade Western Red Cedar top. Ebony fingerboard with "cut diamond" inlays. Mahogany neck. Fingerboard and peghead are bound with Ivoroid. Bone saddle and nut, with Ebony bridgepins and endpin. Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. "Tor-tis" pickguard. This guitar has wonderful sound. We've got it set up with LIGHT GAUGE Elixir strings, and it has more punch and pure sound projection than most guitars have even with Medium strings
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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnought 1
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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnought Cedar Top Guitar 'Sold'

     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.
 

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Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnought Custom 1
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2000 Roy Noble Coco Bolo Dreadnought Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc (-) condition. There is a back of neck repair below the nut and first fret. This repair was done by our most experienced cosmetic luthier, and the repair looks great (see photos). You can find it under the lacquer, but still it looks fine and is guaranteed not to break there.
     Choice quarter-sawn Coco Bolo back and sides. Back shows beautiful quilted maple center wedge to enhance the beauty and also the tone. Roy Noble uses maple in conjunction with Coco Bolo to attenuate the sound in a way which eliminates ponderous overtones that can be distracting with Coco Bolo. On this guitar, Roy did two couplings of maple with Coco Bolo. The inside walls of the sides are Maple. Roy went through this extra work to change the reflective surface of the sides to create a faster, cleaner attack. Beautiful mahogany neck. Coco Bolo peghead overlay and bridge. Gabon ebony fingerboard with cut diamond inlays. Body has flamed maple outer bindings. Back edge shows wood purflings inside the binding. Top edge shows Roy's handmade wooden herringbone around top edge and around soundhole rosette. Fingerboard and peghead bound with ivoroid. Fossilized ivory bridge pins and saddle. Bone nut. Flamed maple heel cap. Coco Bolo wedge at endpin. Strap button professionally installed on heel. Gold open-back Waverly tuners. This guitar shows some dings and shows a small area of side and back blemish in the finish. This area is very hard to see in photographs and we are exploring reducing the visibility even further.
     HUGE, wide open sound, even with light strings. This is an exquisite guitar, perfect for recording. Buy this guitar and immediately the chances are high that you'll have the best sounding guitar of all your friends... er, um, and remember... there is a very good reason why Clarence White had FOUR Roy Noble guitars and extensively used them in performances and recordings... the TONE, man

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Roy Noble CocoBolo Dreadnaught Custom 1
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2010 Roy Noble CocoBolo Dreadnaught Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     New guitar, however, you can see some imperfections in the finish on the back. (Pictures coming soon.)
     Adirondack Spruce top with wooden Herringbone purfling and flamed Maple outer binding. Cocobolo back and sides with single flamed Maple binding. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl "cut-diamond" inlays. Fretboard has single Maple binding. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Ebony bridge and pins with Abalone dots.
     Remarkably wonderful sound. Very loud and present but with great tonal character.
     *Call for price and in-hand description. (406) 327-9925.

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Roy Noble CocoBolo Dreadnought 1
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1992 Roy Noble CocoBolo Dreadnought Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+). Condition. There are two small marks on the top that have been filled, and a small amount of fretwear. Otherwise this guitar is in very nice condition.
     Select Western Red Cedar top with herringbone purfling and multiple wood and Ivoroid bindings. Cocobolo back and sides also with multiple bindings. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with Ivoroid binding. Nickel Grover tuners. Cocobolo bridge with Ebony pins. Cocobolo peghead overlay with Ivoroid binding.
     Sound is very big and powerful with lots of character. If you are already familiar with Roy Noble guitars, then you'll understand how great this one is at 22 years old. In general, Noble guitars start sounding "vintage" at about 5 years... This 22-year old example is a tremendous tone monster. Any microphone will be happy if this guitar is in front of it.

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Roy Noble Concert Back
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2003 Roy Noble Concert Custom Cutaway Guitar 'Sold'

Mint condition. No Wear, no dings. Beautiful high-grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, with straight-grained Western Red Cedar top. Round "Venetian" cutaway. Body is bound with flamed Maple outer bindings. Abalone purflings on top edge, and soundhole rosette, as well as Abalone purflings on top AND sides of neck and peghead. The abalone work is all by hand, and is absolutely perfect. Ebony fingerboard. Flamed maple back strip. ALL Ivory fittings. Gold Waverly tuners. This guitar has quite an exquisite sound. As far as collectibility goes, there are only a handful of Nobles with extensive Abalone purflings ever produced.
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Roy Noble Concert
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2011 Roy Noble Concert Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(++) Condition. This guitar is in really great shape, there are just some light scratches on the back, and one small lacquer check in the top on the edge of the treble side.
     Adirondack top, Cocobolo back and sides. Top and soundhole rosette have Herringbone purfling hand-made by Roy Noble. Back has single wooden binding. Mahogany neck with radiused Rosewood fingerboard. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Ebony bridge pins with Abalone dots.
     Great sound. Huge range of tone that sings from the first note to the last.

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Roy Noble Concert Brazilian 1
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New Roy Noble Concert Brazilian w/ Master Red Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     New Condition. This guitar has never been owned, it just shows signs of some casual playing.There is one tiny mark on the side of the guitar, and the lacquer on back shows some clouding.
     The guitar has beautiful, 100% quarter-sawn wood with great color. Master grade Adirondack Spruce top. Beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. The top is bound with Roy Noble's personal wood binding. The back is wood bound, the peghead and fingerboard have Ivoroid binding. Mahogany neck. Radiussed Ebony fingerboard with Pearl "Cut-Diamond" inlays. The saddle and nut are real Ivory. The bridge pins and end pin are fossilized Ivory. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons.
     This is a top of the line guitar from Roy Noble. It is incredibly rich and resonant. The guitar looks almost as good as it sounds, but the sound is really beyond comparison.

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Roy Noble Concert Brazilian Custom Top
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New Roy Noble Concert Brazilian Custom w/ Adirondack Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Here it is... top of the line Concert guitar from Mr Roy Noble. Basically it is an "OM" guitar, but slightly different curves to the body than historic "OM's" have. High grade AAA Brazilian Rosewood back and sides show a lot of character and color, but still quartersawn. Select creamy Adirondack Red Spruce top with some "bearclaw" figure. Mahogany neck. Gabon Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Pearl "cut diamond" inlays in fingerboard. Ivory nut and saddle. Ebony pins. Gold Waverly open back tuners. 1 3/4" width at nut. 25.25" scale length.
     Hand-cut flamed Maple outer body bindings, with Roy Noble's handmade "spiral" wood purflings inside top edge and at soundhole roaette. Neck and peghead bound with ivoroid.
     Even as a "new" guitar, this one has a rich and lyrical sound with great balance and depth of tone. The "purity" of the sound is quite amazing... nothing quite replaces the sound of a handmade guitar by a luthier who has 50 years experience.
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Roy Noble Concert CocoBolo 1
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2001 Roy Noble Concert CocoBolo Guitar 'Sold'

     This guitar has hardly been played. However, the neck was broken close to the head stock. This break has been very thoughtfully repaired by a local luthier with two beautifully crafted pieces of Ebony inset into the wood as reinforcement. It is a very well done job. Aside from that, the guitar is in great shape with just a few minor scratches.
   Adirondack Spruce top with Roy Noble's handmade purfling. Cocobolo back and sides with large Maple center strip. Back has multiple wooden bindings. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with Pearl "cut-diamond" inlays. Fingerboard has single Ivoroid binding. Rosewood peghead overlay with Ivoroid binding. Gold Waverly tuners. Ivory pins, saddle and nut.
     Fine sound fingerpicked or flatpicked. Strong, even tone across the fingerboard.

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Roy Noble Concert Custom Brazilian 1
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1997 Roy Noble Concert Custom Brazilian Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(+) condition. For the most part there are just very minor scratches on the top and back. There is one crescent of lacquer checking in the back at one of the bookmatched knots. The back of the neck and peghead are very clean, no wear on the fretboard.
     High-grade Adirondack Spruce top. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Top has Roy Noble's handmade wooden purfling, and multiple outer wood bindings. Back has multiple wood bindings as well. Mahogany neck with Ivoroid binding. Radiused Ebony fingerboard with pearl "cut-diamond" inlays. Gold Waverly tuners with engraved butons. Brazilian peghead overlay with elaborate Abalone inlay. Rosewood bridge with Ivory pins.
     Impressive tone. Lots of volume and power for a smaller-bodied guitar. This is a very, very good guitar that any good studio microphone will love.

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Roy Noble Concert Mahogany 1
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2011 Roy Noble Concert Mahogany Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc(-) condition. Noble's "Concert" body is essentially an "OM" category guitar. But Mr. Noble employs a 25.25" scale length on his guitars. This scale length has pleased many players for years because it makes both light and medium strings sound great with similar feels, instead of a more dramatic difference. 1 23/32" width at nut. Amazon Mahogany back, sides and neck. Gabon Ebony fingerboard and bridge. High grade Adirondack Red Spruce top.
     Beautiful Maple outer bindings on top and back of body, with the top edge and the soundhole rosette having Roy Noble's handmade "Spiral" wooden purflings. Blank fingerboard. Montana-made nickel Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners with ivoroid buttons. Bone saddle and nut. Ebony pins with abalone dots.
     Hardly any wear, hardly any marks from handling. The sound is really VERY full and powerful. Seriously it out-performs several of our 'more celebrated' Dreadnauts for power and beauty of tone. Amazing recording guitar.

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Roy Noble Concert Mahogany DeLuxe 1
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New Roy Noble Concert Mahogany DeLuxe w/ Adirondack Red Spruce Top Guitar 'Sold'

     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.

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2003 Roy Noble HD 100 Brazilian - AAA Brazilian & Adirondack Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. These fabulous guitars from Roy Noble represent the finest woods coming together to create an exceptionally lovely sounding guitar. It has a big voice, with great balance, and with as much thunder when you "dig into it", as it has subtlety and nuance when you play it with more finesse...
     You already know the score - these high end Brazilian guitars made with high grade backs and tops are priced artificially too low, because of the economy slowing down over last 3 years. The talk from many top makers is that these guitars will spring quickly to $10,000 and beyond... it is really just a question of whether it will do so 'next year' or in a few more years.
     It is hard to describe the tones of this guitar. Experienced Roy Noble owners know that when the guitars are about 2-3 years old they open up to such an extent that I find myself thinking that they consistently surpass almost every other instrument I have ever heard, for things like: balance, clarity, sweetness, projection, and expression. You can hear them "down the hall" from the room they are being played in. Naturally it follows that when you add top grades of Brazilian Rosewood and Adirondack Red Spruce AND Ivory nut, saddle and pins, that you amplify these tonal qualities even further.
     Natural 40-year old Ivory nut & saddle, as well as a Bone saddle (currently installed in bridge). Fossil ivory bridge pins and end pin. Gold Waverly tuners. Flamed Maple outer bindings with Herringbone purflings at edge of top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge, with cut diamond inlays in Ebony fingerboard.
    Imagine being able to buy an exceptional condition Brazilian guitar from the same luthier who built several for Clarence White to perform and record with, from March 1967 into the early 1970's... That's Roy Noble! 
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2009 Roy Noble HD-100 Guitar 'Sold'

     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.

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New Roy Noble HD-100 Brazilian / Red Spruce Guitar 'Sold'

     Master grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, with master grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Bone nut and saddle. Ebony pins. Waverly pre-war style open back tuners. Hand made herringbone purflings with outer Maple bindings. Back is multiple with Maple and Ebony strips. Bound fingerboard and headstock.
     Anyone who tells you that they can't tell the difference between Brazilian Rosewood and other Rosewoods has obviously never played one of these. Roy Noble has extensive experience in building great Brazilian Rosewood guitars for 50 years.
     Microphones love Roy Noble guitars - whether live on-stage, or in the studio. Many players have recognized this fact over the years. One of our largest groups of customers over the years have been recording studios, who tend to buy them as 'house guitars' for use on recordings. Noble's tone power seems to emanate from the guitar. In a 'guitar jam' you'll notice that the Noble is heard clearly 15 feet away from the jam circle. All of these above sound qualities are due to the Noble guitar voicing, which produces a very 'pure' tone that is sure of itself as it travels through the air to a microphone, or to a listener's ears. And... this happens because Mr Noble uses great tonewoods and has voiced every guitar for 50 years, with no helpers and no CnC machinery.
     
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Roy Noble HD-100 BK
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New Roy Noble HD-100 Brazilian / Red Spruce Guitar 'Sold'

     "AAA" quartersawn Brazilian Rosewood and master grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Flamed Maple outer body bindings, with handmade herringbone purflings around top edge and soundhole rosette. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Fingerboard and headstock bound with Ivoroid. Waverly pre-war style open back tuners. Bone nut and saddle, Ebony bridge pins and endpin.
     1 47/64" width at nut. 25.25" scale length. This scale length, which is right between 'standard' long scale of 25.4" and 'standard' short scale of 24.9", makes a more relaxed feel when playing and makes light gauge strings feel 'correct', instead of feeling 'too light'...
     The sound is great - great attack, and lots of expressive, colorful tone that isn't muddy at all. Great tonal balance from end-to-end of the fingerboard and side-to-side of the fingerboard.
     This guitar has one slight repaired "dot" in the finish just under the low E-string, at the bridge front. This is a very small blemish that was repaired by Mr Noble while the guitar was being built. It is hard to spot unless you look for it.
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2004 Roy Noble HD-100 Brazilian Master Grade Woods Guitar 'Sold'

     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.

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New Roy Noble HD-100 Brazilian w/ Adirondack Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Beautiful AAA+ quarter-sawn Brazilian Rosewood with very high grade Adirondack Red Spruce top. Amazon Mahogany neck. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Cut diamond inlays in fingerboard. Bone nut and saddle. Waverly tuners. Ebony pins. 1 3/4" width at nut. 25.25" scale length.
     Flamed Maple multiple outer bindings with Roy's handmade Herringbone wood purfling around top edge and soundhole rosette. Flamed Maple back strip. Bound fingerboard and headstock. Brazilian peghead overlay.
     This is an outstanding guitar with great sound. I could go on and on about the sound...
     Beautiful 'perfect' attack with tonal response that is seldom heard in acoustic guitars. These guitars work well with Medium or Light gauge strings, but I have to say that the sound is actually "bigger and better" for me when using lights. I would never string my Collings, or my 1939 D-18, with lights, but I love lights on Roy Nobles. On Nobles, light strings do not diminish the power at all, but seem to actually increase the subtle nuance and coloring to the overtones in a beneficial way.
     * At this time Mr Noble does not have any more Brazilian Rosewood and there is no hint of a source for the near future.
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Roy Noble HD-100 Brazilian Dreadnaut Custom 1
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New Roy Noble HD-100 Brazilian Dreadnaut Custom Guitar 'Sold'

High-grade Brazilian Rosewood and Bear-claw figured Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge, bone saddle and nut, ebony bridge pins and endpin. Gold plated Waverly open-back tuners. Roy Noble's handmade herringbone bindings around top edge and soundhole rosette. Flamed Maple outer body bindings. Fingerboard and peghead are bound with Ivoroid. Width of fingerboard at nut is 1 3/4". 
    This guitar is "wide open" and full sounding now, yet people who know Roy Noble guitars understand how they open up even further over months and years of use.
    It is almost impossible to find a luthier like Roy Noble with 50 years experience building guitars. These very fine tone producers represent the best of old-world lutherie. Roy Noble not only builds guitars of his own design inside and out, but does it alone, with no helpers or apprentices or pre-cut parts. The sound is "extra special", with tonal purity pouring out of the guitar with lots of volume and lots of projection and carrying power.
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Roy Noble Mahogany Concert Deluxe 1
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New Roy Noble Mahogany Concert Deluxe w/ incredibly figured Redwood top Guitar 'Sold'

     Mahogany Concert Deluxe with highly flamed Redwood top. Amazon Mahogany back, sides and neck. Beautiful Redwood top with heavy bands of bookmatched figure. Flamed Maple outer bindings, on top and back of body. With Roy's signature "roped" binding inside top edge, and around soundhole rossette. Blank Ebony fingerboard. Nickel Gotoh tuners.
     Beautiful sound.
*Further description and photos soon. Call for more info.

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New Roy Noble Mahogany Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     This is a very strikingly beautiful guitar. Figured Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany neck. Highly figured Western Red Cedar top. Flamed maple outer bindings with Mr Noble's handmade wood herringbone purflings around top edge and around soundhole rosette.
     Neck and peghead bound with Ivoroid. Waverly open-back pre-war style tuners. Ebony fingerboard with cut diamond inlays. Brazilian Rosewood bridge. Ebony bridge pins and end pin. Bone saddle and nut. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay.
     This is quite a great sounding guitar. Fast, strong attack with beautiful depth. Very balanced sound.
    
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Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnaut 1
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New Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnaut Guitar 'Sold'

Highly figured "Bearclaw" Adirondack Red Spruce top. Amazon Mahogany back, sides and neck. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly tuners. Great Bass response that is perfectly balanced by strong treble. Like all of the Noble guitars... it has full tonal response.
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Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnaut 1
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2006 Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnaut Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptionally Fine condition. This guitar was very much appreciated by previous owner and shows no player wear or dings.
     Select Amazon Mahogany back, sides and neck. I think it is a German Spruce top, but not 100% positive. Ebony fingerboard with no inlays. Ebony bridge, bridge pins and end pin. Bone nut and saddle. 1 3/4 width at nut. Multiple wood bindings with Rosewood outer bindings on top and back. Nickel Gotoh tuners.
     This is a great guitar! Anytime you can find a 3 or 4 year old Noble to play you are treated to wonderful open sound - quick response, power, and smoothness. These Noble guitars are known for their carrying power... in other words they cleanly and clearly project sound quite a ways out from the player. This is a very high level studio or performance guitar.
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Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnaut 1
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2004 Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnaut Guitar 'Sold'

#405 This beautiful yet understated guitar is a great reflection of Roy Noble's 50 years of guitar building. Featuring rosewood body binding, striking mahogany back and sides, an exquisite Sitka spruce top, wood bindings and purflings, and Waverly tuners. The sound is clean and crisp, but features a subtly and tone not found on very many instruments. Well taken care of and nicely played "in", this guitar is ready for the stage, studio, or a cozy corner of your couch.  This guitar sounds like a dream - exceedingly opened-up and it is very, very smooth, with a big voice. Nice low action and a delight to play and to hear.


 
Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnaut Custom
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New Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnaut Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     New. Amazon Mahogany back, sides and neck. Adirondack Red Spruce top. Blank ebony fingerboard, Ebony bridge. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay. Fully bound with Maple binding on body, neck and peghead. Roy's handmade Herringbone perfling around top edge and soundhole rosette. Adirondack top is loaded with interesting silk figure. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Bone nut and saddle. Ebony pins.

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New Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnaut DeLuxe w/ Figured Cedar top Guitar 'Sold'

    Wow! This is a pretty startling guitar to look at. Beautiful "ropy" Amazon Mahogany back and sides, with highly figured Cedar top and straight-grained Mahogany neck. We've had many Amazon Mahogany guitars from Mr Noble over the years. The wood is pretty to look at even when brand new... but when you see them after a few years you see the dramatic deepening of the brown, red and gold hues of the Mahogany. They remind you of Koa guitar sets from the 1920's, with the richness of color. To me it is much more beautiful than Mahogany that has been stained red or brown. Ok, enough about the Mahogany...
   The Cedar top is a very nice piece of artistic beauty in it's own right. Heavily mottled and flecked with bearclaw, smoky clouds, etc. It is really a fine piece of wood.
    1 47/64" width of fingerboard at nut. 25.25" scalelength. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. No inlays in fingerboard. Flamed Maple wood bindings on top and back, with Roy's handmade wooden herringbone purflings inside top edge and in soundhole rosette. Nickel Gotoh tuners. Excellent "vintage style" pickguard.
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2008 Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnaut DeLuxe Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional original condition. No wear, no dings, no fret wear.
     Select Amazon Mahogany back, sides and neck. Select Spruce top with lots of silky medullary rays. Blank Ebony fingerboard and Ebony bridge. Bone saddle and nut. Ebony pins. Body bound with flamed Maple outer bindings, with Roy's handmade wooden herringbone purflings around top of guitar and soundhole rosette. Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners.
     For years we've noticed how remarkably full and open-sounding Roy Noble guitars are when they are about 2 years old or older. This one is no exception. We've just had 3 "pre-owned" Noble Mahogany dreadnauts through our store in last month. ALL of them had this same beautiful attack, lyrical tone, great depth, etc. This is a studio grade guitar that is ready for you to enjoy in your own living room.

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1993 Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnaut DeLuxe Guitar 'Sold'

     Almost new condition! No fret wear, no dings, no lacquer checking, etc.
     Amazon Mahogany back, sides and neck. Beautifully aged Sitka Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard with no inlays. Brazilian Rosewood bridge. Rosewood peghead overlay. Noble decal logo on headstock. Rosewood truss-rod cover. Nickel Grover Rotomatic tuners. Ebony bridge pins. Bone saddle and nut. Multiple wood bindings on body, with Maple binding at the outside edge and Noble's handmade Herringbone wood purflings at edge of guitar top and soundhole rosette.
     This is a "wide-open" guitar that is a joy to play. The response is immediate and it has full tonal response from lowest note to highest.
     The price on this guitar is artificially low, even in today's economic climate. If this price and my description of the tone and condition doesn't cause you to click and buy this guitar, you might want to see your doctor to check if all your synapse are firing correctly...
     To reiterate, it is simply a wonderful guitar and very suitable for playing all kinds of music - fingerpicking, flatpicking, strumming open chords, swatting swing chords, folk songs, etc.
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Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnought 1
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2006 Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnought Adirondack Top Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc. (+) condition. Another fine example of Roy Noble's work. hardly any signs of wear anywhere.
     High grade Adirondack red spruce top with lots of "bearclaw" figure. Mahogany back and sides. Strap button installed on heel. Nickel Waverly tuners. Multiple binding on body including rosewood on the outside. Herringbone soundhole rosette.
     This guitar is fully opened-up and delivers lots of great sound. Excellent guitar for live or studio recordings.
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2002 Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnought Custom Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc.(+) Condition. There is hardly any wear on this guitar. The only telltale signs of use are some light scratches on the pickguard, and a few very small string marks on the frets.
     Tight-grained Adirondack Red Spruce top. High-grade Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top and soundhole rossette have Herringbone purfling. Back has multiple wooden bindings with Ivoroid binding on the fretboard and peghead. Blank, radiused Gabon Ebony fretboard. Nickel Waverly tuners with Ivoroid buttons.
     Huge sound on this one. Big and bold with great sustain and resonance.

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Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnought Deluxe 1
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New Roy Noble Mahogany Dreadnought Deluxe Guitar 'Sold'

Heavily bear-clawed Adirondack Red Spruce top, Amazon Mahogany back and sides. Ebony fingerboard and bridge, with no inlays in fingerboard. Top and back have Flamed Maple outer bindings, with Roy's handmade wooden Herringbone purflings at soundhole rosette and inside top edge. Bone nut and saddle with Ebony pins. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut.
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Roy Noble Pau Ferro Concert Custom 1
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2002 Roy Noble Pau Ferro Concert Custom Guitar 'Sold'

Mint condition. Unplayed guitar. Pau Ferro back and sides. All top grade woods and fittings. Old Ivory nut and saddle, fossilized Ivory bridge pins and endpin. The sound is good to the last fret on every string.
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New Roy Noble Pau Ferro Custom w/ Adirondack Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

Pau Ferro back and sides, with Adirondack Red Spruce top. Nickel Waverly open-backed tuners with 3-lobed metal buttons. Roy Noble's handmade Herringbone purfling in soundhole rosette and inside top edge of guitar, with flamed Maple outer bindings on top and back of body. Fingerboard and peghead are bound with ivoroid. Back of Mahogany neck is shaded at heel and peghead for a tasteful sunburst effect. Ebony fingerboard and bridge, with cut diamond inlays in fingerboard.
    This is a powerful guitar even if you use light gauge strings! Noble is famous for building tone that projects right thru a group of guitars, and this guitar does that very well. Balance and clarity all the way up to the last frets.
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Roy Noble Pau Ferro Dreadnaut 1
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2009 Roy Noble Pau Ferro Dreadnaut w/ Adirondack Red Spruce top Guitar 'Sold'

     Excellent condition. Not much evidence of player wear.
     Pau Ferro back and sides, Mahogany neck, and Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard with cut diamond inlays. Ebony bridge. Flamed Maple outer bindings on top and back of body, along fingerboard and around headstock. Handmade wooden herringbone purfling around top edge and soundhole rosette. Waverly tuners. Bone nut and saddle. Ebony pins.
     We've noticed for years how the Pau Ferro Nobles sound very close to the Brazilian Rosewood Nobles. Many people try to attach "Brazilian Rosewood" characteristics to other Rosewoods that "look" like Brazilian. Pau Ferro does not mimic the look of Brazilian Rosewood, but does have many of the tonal characteristics of Brazilian.
     This guitar is set-up with nice action and sounds very nice. Big bold attack, lots of volume... but the best part is the subtle tonal nuance of color and expression.
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New Roy Noble Pau Ferro Dreadnaut Custom Guitar 'Sold'

Very strong "Bearclaw" figure in the Englemann Spruce top. Pau Ferro back and sides, with Amazon Mahogany neck. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Cut diamonds inlaid in fingerboard. Waverly tuners. Bone saddle and nut, with Ebony pins. Body has handmade herringbone purflings with flamed Maple outer bindings. Neck and peghead are bound with Ivoroid. This is a fine sounding guitar, with lots of punch, power, projection and tone.
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2008 Roy Noble Pau Ferro Dreadnaut Custom Red Cedar top Guitar 'Sold'

     Beautiful woods, beautiful tone.  Pau Ferro (South American Ironwood), back and sides, with figured Western Red Cedar top.  handmade wooden herringbone purflings inside flamed Maple outer bindings on body. Fingerboard and peghead are bound with Ivoroid.
     Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly open-back pre-war style tuners.
     Really has explosive sound! Huge presence and great expressive nuance of tone.
     This guitar has two significant areas where the original finish was rubbed off the sides of guitar. New finish has been expertly added for protection, though you can see a "witness" line where the newer finish was added.
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Roy Noble Pau Ferro Dreadnaut DeLuxe 1
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2007 Roy Noble Pau Ferro Dreadnaut DeLuxe Guitar 'Sold'

Another beautiful guitar from Mr. Noble! Pau Ferro back and sides. Bearclaw-figured Adirondack Red Spruce top. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Waverly tuners. The body is bound with Maple outer bindings with Roy's handmade herringbone purflings inside the top edge and around soundhole rosette. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. No inlays in fingerboard. This guitar exhibits the usual Roy Noble tone, with quick attack, great balance, expression, and big projection that cuts through. As we've pointed out to many customers over the years, the Noble guitars don't project from a "forcefulness". They project due to tonal "purity" rather than with "muscle". They really are a treat to play and hear. 
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Roy Noble Pau Ferro Dreadnought 1
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2005 Roy Noble Pau Ferro Dreadnought Guitar 'Sold'

     Exc (++) condition. No dings, no problems, no visible fretwear. Width at nut: 1 3/4". Spacing at bridge: 2 1/8".
     Adirondack Red Spruce top. Pau Ferro back and sides chosen for beauty and luscious tone. Beautiful mahogany neck. Flamed maple bindings showing on top, back, and sides with Roy's handmade herringbone purflings visible on top and inside rosette. Flamed maple heelcap and endwedge. Ebony bridge with ebony/abalone pins. Ebony fingerboard has no position markers inlaid. Tuners are nickel Waverlys with ivoroid buttons. Bone saddle and nut. Solid pearl truss rod cover with Noble printed in black script. Strap button professionally installed in correct heel location.
      A beautiful example of Mr. Noble's craftmanship. This guitar delivers punch, projection, and tone even with light guage strings. It is fully opened up and ready to play many styles of music, sounding great when strummed, flatpicked, or fingerpicked.

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Roy Noble Rosewood Concert 1
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1999 Roy Noble Rosewood Concert Guitar 'Sold'

Exc(+) condition. Cedar top, with Cambodian Rosewood back and sides. Multiple wood bindings on edges of body, and at soundhole rosette. This guitar only has slight evidence of previous playing, and is in fine playing condition. The action is nice and low and the tone is very remarkable.
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Roy Noble Rosewood Dreadnaut DeLuxe 1
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c.2007 Roy Noble Rosewood Dreadnaut DeLuxe Guitar 'Sold'

     Exceptional condition. Pickup professionally installed. NO wear, No fretwear, no dings, etc.
     Choice Indian Rosewood back and sides. Highly figured "Bearclaw" Spruce top. Mahogany neck. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. No inlays in fingerboard. Bone saddle and nut. Ebony pins. Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners. Body is bound with flamed Maple outer bindings and Roy's handmade wooden herringbone purfling around at inside edge of top and soundhole rosette.
     This is a very responsive, fine sounding guitar. Originally owned by Bill Neaves, who does most of our "flatpicking" sound samples of guitars. Bill traded it to us for a Mahogany Noble when he got a Brazilian Noble dreadnaut and one Mahogany and one Rosewood Noble, instead of two Rosewood guitars.
     It is easy to describe the tone on this guitar because it has all the elements players love: Quick, sure attack; bottomless tonal depth; big voice that projects out from the guitar; recording quality elegance of tone with lots of color and nuance. You can play the fingerboard from end to end and from side to side with no area of "off color" tonality.

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