Exc.(+) Condition. Serial number: 471.
Adirondack Red Spruce top with excellent bearclaw figure, Herringbone purfling, and flamed Maple binding. Beautiful, extremely hard to find master-grade Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Flamed Maple binding and tapered center-strip on the back. Mahogany neck, radiused Ebony fretboard with pearl “cut-diamond” inlays and Maple binding. Ebony bridge. Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay with flamed Maple binding. Nickel Waverly tuners.
Sound is wonderfully open and powerful. This guitar, like the rest of Noble guitars, has all of the qualities of sound that we look for in the best instruments: Wide dynamic range with great presence in the bass and treble ends, excellent attack, and ability to be played with great tone softly and loudly to the player’s liking. these guitars have an extensive history of use in studio recordings by many top session men; and were historically used by Clarence White, and more recently by Billy Strings.
There are some very minor player marks on the top and back. There is some lacquer checking at the heel of neck.
Here is an audio sample from our friend Isaac Callender demonstrating this guitar in our store.