Stoll Guitars / IQ / Guitar For Sale
IQ’s intelligent design is evident at first glance. Perfect intonation, comfortable playing, stunning sound and modern appearance make this fanned fret guitar unique.
This jumbo steel string guitar features some of the latest trends modern guitar construction has to offer. The most obvious feature are the Fanned Frets. Starting from 8th fret they are positioned fanwise on the fingerboard. Whoever opens up to the unfamiliar arrangement of the frets, will be rewarded with much more relaxed playing. Support is also provided by the ergonomic armrest.
The fun is increased by a small side sound hole, which allows better feedback for the guitarist. At the same time, the audience in front of the guitar gets a finely nuanced sound impression. The Fanned Frets cause an optimal energy yield, with the result of the key note seeming to vibrate with almost endless sustain.
By the extended scale length the bass sounds defined but powerful, the response is quick and accurate. In addition, the Fanned Frets in the highs provide a bit of the round warm tone of a 12-fret guitar. This way, the different frequency ranges are combined to form a charming, harmonious overall picture.
IQ is also a visual pleasure. A streamlined head and an equally asymmetric bridge as well as the unusual form of the side sound hole cleverly pick up the "diagonal" theme. The armrest not only makes the 17 "body look smaller, but also integrates nicely into the overall concept through color contrasting and smooth transitions.
Back/sides: Eastindian Rosewood
Neck: Spanish Cedar (spanish constructed heel)
Neck Width: Diagonally 47 mm
Scale Length: Treble: 640 mm, Bass 680 mm
Machine heads: Schaller mini, with Rosewood buttons
Strings: Elixir Nanoweb
Finish: Nitrocellulose, satin gloss
Weight: 1,890 g
Case: SCC Hardcase
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.