Claxton Malabar Brazilian Rosewood & Italian Spruce (2013)


We love Ed Claxton's guitars here at TME. And given how few instruments Mr. Claxton puts out, it's not every day we see something as handsome as this Brazilian Rosewood "Malabar." Claxton guitars seem to epitomize a laid-back California handsomeness: the design is understated yet bold, with a focus on organic elements. The tonewoods are world-class: an exceptional set of master-grade Brazilian Rosewood and a finely grained Italian Spruce top. Effortless playability, and a fat, woody response up and down the fretboard. The sound is very warm and direct ~ not as busy with overtones as you might expect from a modern guitar. An exceptional instrument for fingerstyle guitar -- have a listen to TME instructor Mike Mele playing it at the Video tab! Priced with its original Calton Case. 

  • Brazilian Rosewood back & sides
  • Italian Spruce top
  • Wood bindings & rosette
  • Calton Case 
  • 1 3/4" nut width
  • Short Scale

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Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

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