Occasionally, if unpredictably, a pre-owned instrument becomes available for resale. It is usually fully reconditioned prior to resale and carries my full new guitar warranty. Please contact me if you are interested.
Instrument: 1990 Jeffrey R. Elliott classical guitar
String scale: 65cm
Woods: European spruce top, African blackwood rosewood back and sides
Finish: Traditional French polish
Tuners: Custom Rodgers
Case: High quality hardshell
Comments: This guitar has a big, open, immediate response that is clear, warm, and mature, and it is extremely well balanced, with a broad tonal palette, a wide dynamic range, and excellent sustain. The African blackwood rosewood back and sides ensures the projection desired for performance.
The years have been kind to this instrument and there are no cracks or repairs, the French polish finish shows only slight signs of aging and wear, and the European spruce top has the beautiful golden patina that comes only with age. The rosette features spalted Western bigleaf maple in place of the more traditional mosaic inlay, the fingerboard has a 20th fret extension, and the Rodgers tuners have my proprietary sideplate design. I have recently serviced this instrument and the playability is excellent, and it carries my full new guitar lifetime warranty.
This instrument is currently on display at Portland Classic Guitar, 18605 SW Willamette Dr. (Hwy.43), West Lynn, OR 97068. Please direct inquiries to William Jenks:
Instrument: 1990 10-string steel string harp guitar
String scale: 65cm on 1st through 8th strings
on fingerboard; 21 frets on first five strings
Woods: Engelmann spruce top, flamed koa back and sides
Finish: French polish
Tuners: Schallers; planetary banjo 1-7, banjo D-tuners 8-10
Case: TKL arched top, tweed
Condition: Near mint
Comments: This one-of-a kind guitar has several unique features: The D-tuners on the three lowest strings permit key changes with a flick of the wrist; the top bracing is my hybrid X-and-fan design (read a description on the Steel String page in the Gallery, and see photos on the Steel String Model page in the Gallery); the bridge is my original pinless design with individual saddle posts (read a description and see more photos on the Steel String Bridges page in the Gallery); it has my compound cutaway (read a description on the Compound Cutaway page in the Gallery); and it has 21 frets on the first five strings. It has been featured in several articles in the Guild of American Luthiers American Lutherie magazine, and on the Great Acoustics page of Acoustic Guitar magazine, Oct. 2005. It is also featured and described in detail on Gregg Miner's website, http://www.harpguitarmusic.com. The original owner has taken meticulous care of it, and I have maintained it since it was new. My full new guitar warranty remains in effect.