SN: 460. Exceptional original condition. A rare find. There are very light signs of this guitar being played, but no real signs of player wear on the frets, lacquer, neck, etc. Just light fingermarks around pickguard area and very light shirt scratches on the back.
Made of top materials: master-grade Brazilian Rosewood, from harvested “stump wood”. This Brazilian is old growth, and shows great character of color, shimmer, grain, beauty. Top-grade Adirondack spruce showing bearclaw and strong medullary rays. One-piece Amazon mahogany neck. Gabon ebony fingerboard, bridge, bridge pins, and tuner buttons. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with Roy Noble’s signature slanted line in peghead and quilted maple Noble truss rod cover. Wooden handmade herringbone purflings around top edge and soundhole rosette with flamed maple outer bindings on top edge and bottom edge of guitar. Multiple wood purflings around inside back edge and around soundhole rosette. Ivoroid binding around peghead and along fingerboard. Flamed maple graduated backstrip in center of back, heelcap, and endwedge. Neck shaded at heel and back of peghead. Gold Waverly open-back tuners with ebony buttons. Gold strap button professionally installed in correct position of neck heel. Under the saddle pickup installed with endpin jack and control wheel inside soundhole. Abalone cut-diamond inlays in fingerboard. Bone nut and intonated saddle.
Loud and resonant, this guitar has amazing tone. Strong attack. Rich, warm, and robust.
Here is audio from our friend Richie Reinholdt checking out this lovely guitar.