Stoll Guitars / Ambition Fingerstyle / Guitar For Sale
A guitar entirely made of native woods. This was the special task that the Holy Grail Guitar Show 2016 has presented to their exhibitors. We built even two guitars and mastered the challenge with flying colors. Both are fingerstyle models, one with 63 cm scale and completely of walnut, the one here presented comes with a standard scale length of 65 cm and back and sides made of cherry. This absolute unique piece is for sale.
The guideline for the construction of a guitar within the scope of the Local Wood Challenge was to build an instrument entirely from the woods of the region. Tropical woods are becoming scarce and are increasingly governed by restrictions on trade. The aim of the Local Wood Challenge is to demonstrate that instruments built using local regional woods can be just as good sounding and looking as instruments built using tropical woods.
For this Ambition Fingerstyle we chose Cherry, grown directly in our neighbourhood for back and sides. The top is made of Alpine Spruce. While the neck is also made of cherry, fingerboard, bridge, bindings, tail wedge, headstock veneer and soundhole inlay are made of plum. The tree grew in the garden of our old workshop and was chopped personally by Christian Stoll in 1988.
Body shape and bracing are in line with the successful standard model Ambition Fingerstyle . As an additional design element, we inserted a small triangle of plum on the back, which elegantly elongates the tail wedge. Our most elegant extra, however, is the inlay in the fingerboard. Instead of shipping Abalone over several continents, we have consequently utilised North Sea Shell, which was also hand-picked by the master. Matching the wood, it is a cherry blossom.
For tuning we have equipped this fingerstyle guitar with Schaller Selmer gold machine heads, the nut width of 46.5 mm is ideal for fingerstyle. The strings are, as usual, by Elixir.
Handling and Sound
This blond beauty exudes nobility. She proudly presents her lyrical talent with singing trebels and silvery overtones, elegantly supported by a well-dosed midrange and distinguished bass. Lightweighted, easy to play, with a quick response, she shows a very fine and balanced sound spectrum.
Back/Sides: Cherry, AAA
Top: Alpine Spruce, AAA
Neck: Cherry, spanish constructed heel
Neck Width at Nut: 46.5 mm
Scale Length: 65 cm
Machine Heads: Schaller Selmer Gold
Finish: Nitrocellulose, satin-gloss
Weight: 1,810 g
Stoll Guitars, Germany
Handicraft - Made in Germany
We value clean and high quality handicraft and selected materials. Thereby we pursue the concept of quality "Made in Germany". All of our guitars are made of solid tonewood. Before processing these valuable tonewoods we keep them in our workshop for years to dry slowly, as it is best for their determination.
Our bindings are made of wood, nut and bridge are made of bone and dots and inlays are of mother of pearl.Small SeriesOur guitars (standard models) are built in small series of maximum 4 pieces. In this way, we save time and can still control the technical quality of our work. and keep the technical quality of our work fully under control. we combine time-saving work with the best possible view of the technical quality of our work.
Quality From the Start
Even with our entry-level models, we set high standards of quality. Good sound, good workmanship and solid tonewoods here are also a must, as in the upper price ranges.
Most of our woods we buy directly in the country of origin. We also dispense with expensive glossy brochures. The benefits we grant to you.
Enjoyment of Work
Only those who have pleasure in their work, do it good and conscientious. Therefore, all our employees, including the trainees, have their own field of responsibility, which is regularly reviewed and is growing with the acquired skills. By doing this we constantly give new challenges which makes work interesting and varied. This applies also to our
Concept of Education
From the very first day we confront our apprentices with the real life of a luthier. Instead of sweeping the workshop they learn to build guitars from the start. Firstly with a lot of support and control, over time more independently they build our entry-level models Primera and PT59. By this concept we are able to offer entry-level guitars in the classical section under and in the steel string section slightly above 1,000 Euros.In advanced level of training, the apprentices are then successively introduced to the premium quality guitars. Accordingly the availability of Primera and PT59 is reduced. Economically, Environmentally, Politically Correct.
For a handmade guitar from a local luthier you invest 100% of your money in the quality of the instrument, while the price of guitars from overseas is more than 50% of costs for transportation and middlemen. Short transport routes and the production under European environmental standards is environmentally friendly and reduces carbon emissions. By investing in a local quality product you will not only add value by over 100% but help to maintain our quality of life.