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Upcycling: Cider Barrel Guitar Fingerstyle No 2
Back, Sides and Top Oak – Inlay Cider Glass
Oak wood for a guitar? From an old barrel? Yes, that works and not only for back and sides but also for the top. This is guitar no. 2 of our upcycling project consistently built of local woods, in which a Hessian cider Oak barrel plays a major role.

The Local Wood ChallengeOpens in a new window invites luthiers to rethink by building guitars from local woods. This requirement was not enough for us, which is why we experimented with domestic Oak from a cider barrel. At the same time, we also acted in a resource-saving manner. The project was a complete success! Not only the back and sides, but also the top is consistently built from the Oak of this barrel. In some places, the wood visually reveals its origin and therefore has a very special charm.

The neck of this fingerstyle is made of alder, fingerboard, bridge, bindings, tail wedge, and headstock of local plum and the rosette of maple.

For the body shape, we opted for a fingerstyle guitar with a scale length of 630 mm and a neck-body transition at 12th fret. Our trademark Spanish neck, light, balanced design, domed top, of course, can not be missed on this particular model. The bracing was specially adapted to the peculiarities of the Oak . As an important distinguishing feature, the fingerboard features the typical Hessian cider glass over 11th to 13th fret.

Schaller Grand Tune machine heads complete the look. The strings are, as usual, by Elixir. For this piece of craftsmanship we chose a case by Artur BenedyktOpens in a new window .

Handling and Sound
What really took us by surprise is the frequency spectrum of the Oak. Where we would have expected a performance similar to an all-mahogany guitar, instead we were confronted with a very clean bass, a little more slender, than the Oak sister with spruce top or a similar model with Rosewood back and sides, but still powerful. An expressive low midrange and articulated, clear highs complete the sound characteristics.

This instrument turns out to be an all-round-talent for guitarists who are on "Old-Timey Music". Not only fingerpicking, but also flatpicking and strumming are possible. These talents combined with the tonal range transport vintage sound into the new age.

Like all our models, this guitar shows its skills from the very beginning. Neck shaping, nut width and string position are optimised for the range of applications.

Collecting the guitar personally includes free cider tasting.

Steel String Guitar
Back/Sides: Oak, Cider Barrel
Top: Oak, Cider Barrel
Neck: Alder, spanish constructed heel
Neck Width at Nut: 46 mm
Scale Length: 630 mm
Fingerboard: Plum
Nut/Bridge: Bone
Machine Heads: Schaller Grand TuneOpens in a new window
Strings: ElixirOpens in a new window
Finish: Nitrocellulose, satin-gloss
Weight: 1,850 g

Price: on request

Stoll Guitars, Germany  

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Stoll Guitars
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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.

Natural Materials

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.

Economical Calculation

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.

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.



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