Andrew Manson 00/Parlor "Kingfisher" Acoustic Guitar#850276  From Other

An exquisite hand-crafted parlor-sized beauty from master luthier, Andrew Manson! 


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What We Think

If there was ever a guitar that deserved a cult following, this is it 

It's aesthetic and tone are simply all it's own 

There's nothing unusual about it, per say. . .yet, it's unlike any guitar I can recall playing

It's a powerfully intimate, classically conceived, earthy and rich instrument 

The wide nut allows ample room for dextrous fingerpicking and the overall size of the body is the perfect in-between

It's just a very comfortable, inspiring instrument all around 

It sounds like cross between a pre-war 00-18 and a high-end Spanish Classical 

I could see this being someone's "trigger" 


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The Andrew Manson Kingfisher Custom Acoustic Guitar is demo'd in the Sound Pure Acoustic Guitar showroom. The instrument is recorded utilizing a pair of Neumann U87Ai Microphones into a Vintech X73i preamp. The recording was made completely dry (no EQ, no effects), and was made in a non-treated acoustic room in the Sound Pure facility, proving that this great guitar and great recording gear can produce gorgeous sounding results even in spaces that weren't designed to make recordings. This gently used instrument is available from the Sound Pure Guitar collection, as is all of the recording gear used. Call a Sound Pure recording or Guitar Expert toll free at 888-528-9703 with any question that you might have.

Manufacturer's Description from Other

The Kingfisher is a 00 - Parlor-Sized Guitar hand-crafted in 1985/1986 by Mr. Andrew Manson, most certainly, the most famous luthier from the United Kingdom, in the early 1970’s through Present Day.

This extraordinary EC+ quality Vintage Guitar is a vintage collectible stringed instrument with studio quality voicing and sound stage presence.  The Kingfisher is an Orchestra –Sized Parlor Slot Top Guitar, and is one of twelve (12) Kingfisher Guitars, that were hand-crafted by Mr. Andrew Manson, during the Vintage Heyday period of the 1980’s.  

Less than 46 Kingfisher’s were ultimately hand-crafted by Mr. Manson from the early 1980’s through present day, and only 5 of the 46 instruments, were hand-crafted in similar, Fine Mahogany woods.

This Kingfisher Slot Top is built with a high grade Mahogany back, sides, and neck, Spruce Soundboard, Ebony Finger Board, Mother of Pearl Inlay, Indian Rosewood Bridge, Head Facing and Body Bindings, Ebony Bridge Pins, and Schaller Tuners.  It comes with a high quality form fitting hard shell case, although, I have no idea if this is the original case, or a quality aftermarket case.  I believe that Mr. Manson routinely used Carleton cases in more recent times than 1986, however, whether this was the case (no pun intended) in 1986, I do not know. 

This particular instrument, that is offered for sale, was commissioned for the famous Ivor Mairants Musicentre, in London, United Kingdom, and was hand-crafted by Mr. Manson, while in residence at his Devonshire Studio, in London, United Kingdom.

Mr. Manson, is a world-renowned, and highly distinguished Luthier, from the United Kingdom.  In 2010, Mr. Manson relocated to Portugal, and is continuing his extraordinary luthier career, presumably solely on a limited production commission basis, in continuing to build some of the finest hand-crafted stringed-instruments in the world. 

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Kingfisher Specifications:

Ø  Spruce Top

Ø  Mahogany Back and Sides

Ø  Mahogany Binding

Ø  Slotted Peg Head

Ø  24.75" scale

Ø  1 7/8" nut

Ø  Ebony Fingerboard

Ø  Brazilian Rosewood Peg Head Overlay

Ø  12-Fret Body

Ø  Schaller Ornate Engraved Tuners

Ø  Extraordinary Tonal Character and Characteristics, Unbelievable Sound Stage Presence, and Surely a Guitar Designed for Use in a Professional Recording Studio Environment