Rozawood / Custom D-28 "Tony Rice" BRW / 2022 / Nitrocellulose Lacquer / Guitar
After quickly sold Tony Rice D-28 with Santos Rosewood b&s, we started with the next three - one again in Santos, the next one in Madagascar RW and this one - the third with Brazilian Rosewood b&s. The base feature of this guitar is that legendary "Tony Rice" enlarged soundhole in Adirondack top. Also all other details go with the original - zig-zag backstrip, Honduran Mahogany neck and Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Slim b/w rosette, herringbone top purfling, plastic body and fingerboard binding, figured Brazilian RW headplate (on the top and back side of the headstock) without any inlay and Waverly relic nickel tuners with oval knobs. Material description ends by bone nut and long through saddle, Ebony pins with pearl dots and tortoise pickguard. But the sound of this bluegrass icon you must hear yourself... It's nice to compare these three "Tony Rice" guitars...
B&S: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
Headplate: Brazilian Rosewood (both top & back side)
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Pins: Ebony with pearl dot
Body Shape: DREADNOUGHT
Scale: 644 mm 25 & 11/32"
Neck Profile: Hybrid V/C
Nut Width: 43 mm 1 & 11/16"
String Spacing: 57 mm 2 & 1/4”
Finish: Nitrocellulose high gloss body & headplate, satin finish neck
Rosette: Multiple b/w “28-style”
Position Marks: None
Inlays: Herringbone top and b/w back purfling, zipper backstrip
Tuners: Waverly relic nickel, oval knobs
Pickguard: Slim plastic tortoise
ROZAWOOD, a.s., Czech Republic
The ROZAWOOD workshop is the vision of luthier Roman Zajíček, who is known as one of the finest guitar makers in Europe.
Many European players and guitar sellers consider Roman among the “top 5” guitar makers worldwide. His instruments are known for their impressive tone and impeccable workmanship.
Roman, engineer of profession, loves music above all. His quest for beauty of acoustic tone led him to building instruments himself.
Roman built his first instruments in 1979. His reputation of a man with deep sensitivity for wood and tone began to spread among high-end instrument lovers with every guitar he created. ROZAWOOD was born and after some time, when Roman built guitars all by himself, his activities outgrew him. In 2003 Roman found a partner to finance and manage his ongoing activities and the new ROZAWOOD workshop was established.
Roman is part of the impressive history of Bohemian instrument making, which is considered to be the longest in the world. A nice exampleis C.F. Martin who originates from the town Markneukirchen, not so far from where Roman lives and works. This region is still the cradle of many high-end instrument makers, mostly working in small shops. Although the professionally marketed American luthiers are better known, some of these Bohemian luthiers are impressive instrument makers equal and sometimes better craftsmen than their American colleagues. Roman’s knowledge of traditional violin construction combined with his technical insight and experience as guitar maker made him one of the finest luthiers of Europe. His unique construction design resulted over the years in a wide range of fine high-end acoustic instruments of highest quality and impressive acoustic sound.
All our production, made from special selected solid tonewoods and other top quality materials only, is purely handmade in any detail. Even today very rare handcut pearl inlays are standard in our workshop. We use tap-tuning for every our instrument as a standard too – every top is tuned by tapping on and subsequent corresponding adjustment.
Every instrument is during all building process checked by Roman personally (if even is not built whole by Roman only) and for quality confirmation is signed by Roman after all.
ROZAWOOD is not a factory or a manufacture, but an art workshop where only skilled and trained luthiers put their best efforts into every unique ROZAWOOD instrument …
Roman is a member of the Guild of Prague Luthiers.
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