If anyone can take focused, mid-range mahogany and craft it into a guitar with the kind of rich sustain you'd expect from rosewood, it's undoubtedly Kevin Ryan. This beautiful Paradiso Grand Concert is a welcome diversion from the rosewood, cocobolo, and walnut we typically see. Each note is incredibly clear, distinct, and well-balanced up and down the neck. The sound is as well-suited to complex fingerstyle arrangements as it is to flatpicked solos. A contemporary update to the Mission model, the Grand Concert sits between the Grand Parlor and Grand Soloist designs, with a slightly smaller body that gives comfortable playability, and an extended 25.7" scale length that ensures there's no sacrifice in tone or projection. The Engelmann spruce top ensures a quick, rounded response (though, the Innovation Suite certainly adds to that, as well). Priced with a Calton case.
Video is of a previous model with identical specs.
- Master-grade Engelmann spruce top
- Figured mahogany back & sides
- Ebony binding theme
- Florentine (sharp) cutaway
- Paua soundboard purfling and "R" logo
- Gotoh Super 510 tuners
- Art Deco fretboard inlay
- Innovation Suite: Acoustic Honeycomb, Laser Cut Bracing, Ergonomic Bevel, Acoustic Flutes, Low Profile Neck with micro-adjustable truss rod system
- 1 3/4" nut width
- 25.7" scale length
- 2.25" string spacing at the bridge
- Calton case (brown)