Kent Chasson Acoustic Guitars

I am delighted be the only European representative for Kent Chasson, in a field full of dedicated luthiers Kent is a leader in seeking new approaches. He combines the old and new producing beautiful guitars with great voicing. They are renowned for their clarity and characterful tone. As a one man shop he doesn't make many guitars in a year. Over time I hope to be able to build up to having two or three in stock. He builds guitars from parlour to full sized jumbo (17" lower bout). I have a maple big jumbo and his new OM sized guitar in wenge on order.

Kent says; My guitars blend time honored traditions with state of the art innovation but it's not the traditional hide glue or the contemporary carbon fiber struts that make my guitars special. It's the passion, the training, and the 30 years of experience I bring to this craft. Plus the hide glue and carbon fiber. And the wood of course: every piece hand picked and well seasoned.
  1. Chasson Concert - Engelmann & Wenge

    Chasson Concert - Engelmann & Wenge

    £2,975.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £85.73 per month with 10% deposit
    There has been a lot of excitement about wenge recently. In these times of traditional tone woods becoming scarce and in some cases tightly restricted and banned, it's great to work with a wood that is plentiful and cheap.

    Some find the look of it to be plain but others love the deep and rich variations of colour that can be seen when looking closely, to be very beautiful. The way Kent has combined it with Leopardwood accents makes it an incredibly beautiful guitar however you look at it.

    Kent says this is the best guitar he has made and by his standards something.. by my standards it has a wonderful full sound, with complex and resonant tones across its very well balanced and defined range.

    Top - Engelmann Spruce
    Back & sides - Wenge
    Neck - Khaya
    Fretboard - Ebony
    Case - Ameritage hard case made in Costa Rica

    Frets to the body - 14
    Scale length - 25.4"
    Neck profile - C
    Nut width - 45.0mm
    Nut spacing - 7.7mm
    Bridge spacing - 11.3mm
    Action fret 1 low E - 0.25mm
    Action fret 12 low E - 1.75mm
    Action fret 1 high E - 0.2mm
    Action fret 12 high E - 1.25mm
    Lower bout width - 15"
    Upper bout width - 12"
    Body depth at base - 4.33"

    Mop logo - Blackwood/Bloodwood purfling - Leopardwood bindings - Ebony headstock veneer - Leopardwood backstrip - MoP position markers (with side dots) - Leopardwood rosette - Ebony bridge - Schaller mini tuners - Ebony tuner buttons - Bone nut and saddle - Ebony bridge pins - No pickguard

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  2. Chasson Jumbo - Sitka & Flamed Maple

    Chasson Jumbo - Sitka & Flamed Maple

    Out of stock
    I'm speechless.. well almost. I've heard and seen a lot of great guitars here at TAMCO, and on my travels over the last ten years or so, and this is one of the most beautiful ever.

    I think a lot of players have an ideal sound in their heads for different styles of guitar. This matches my idea of how a Jumbo should sound....perfectly.

    It is big and loud with fantastic balance and focus, the depth and richness of tone is stunning. Nothing washes about causing unwanted harmonics and overtones, it's just great!

    Top - Sitka Spruce
    Back & sides - Flamed Western Maple
    Neck - Khaya
    Fretboard - Ebony
    Case - Ameritage hard case made in Costa Rica

    Frets to the body - 14
    Scale length - 25.0
    Neck profile - C/D
    Nut width - 44.9mm
    Nut spacing - 76mm
    Bridge spacing - 11.6mm
    Action fret 1 low E - 0.5mm
    Action fret 12 low E - 2.25mm
    Action fret 1 high E - 0.25mm
    Action fret 12 high E - 1.5mm
    Lower bout width - 17"
    Upper bout width - 12.4"
    Body depth at base - 4.72"

    Adjustable action - MoP logo - Ebony top border - Ebony bindings - Ebony headstock veneer - MoP dot position markers (with side dots) - Ebony segmented rosette - Ebony fretboard - Ebony bridge - Schertler open tuners - Ebony tuner buttons -
    Bone nut and saddle - Ebony bridge pins - No pickguard

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  3. Chasson Signature Dreadnought - Adirondack & Sapele

    Chasson Signature Dreadnought - Adirondack & Sapele

    Out of stock
    Wow! The bass of a dreadnought but much, much more. A dread I could take home.. want to take home.

    Someone who played it before it crossed the pond commented "Sounds like a dread with some sophistication.".. that's a great way to put it.

    The neck is adjustable to change the action so you can go from powerhouse picking to gentle fingerstyle in a jiffy.

    Kent says "One of the things I've worked hard on and am really happy with about this guitar is the blend of the traditional and contemporary. I grew up in North Carolina around a lot of Bluegrass and traditional Appalachian music but there are plenty of people building traditional dreads and doing a great job of it. I wanted to build something that gave a nod to that tradition but was decidedly my own."

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    • Adirondack top
    • Sapele back and sides
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25.4” scale
    • 1 11/16” nut width
    • 2 1/8” string spacing at saddle
    • 15.5” lower bout
    • Kahya neck
    • No cutaway
    • Arrow purfled wood top border
    • Walnut bindings
    • Ebony headstock veneer
    • MoP dot position markers (with side dots)
    • Snakewood/bloodwood segmented rosette
    • Wood back strip
    • Mother of pearl logo
    • Ebony elevated fretboard
    • Ebony bridge
    • Schaller mini tuners
    • Ebony tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • Clear pickguard
    • Ameritage custom deluxe case

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  4. Chasson Concert - Engelmann & Cocobolo

    Chasson Concert - Engelmann & Cocobolo

    Out of stock
    Wow! Kent (once again) has pulled out all the stops on this beauty, a fantastic example of the 'art' of luthiery.

    He went all out on the sound as well, a very versatile guitar with deep and sonorous basses, complex mids full of character and expression and clear but warm and bright trebles. Playing hard or soft it responds with consummate ease.

    • Engelmann spruce top
    • Cocobolo back and sides
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25.4” scale
    • 1.75” nut width
    • 2.25” string spacing at saddle
    • 15” lower bout
    • Khya mahogany neck
    • MoP logo
    • Bloodwood/black purfling
    • Flamed koa bindings
    • Cocobolo headstock veneer
    • Cocobolo rear headstock veneer
    • No position markers (with side dots)
    • Leopardwood rosette
    • Cocobolo fretboard
    • Cocobolo bridge
    • Schertler tuners
    • Ebony tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • No pickguard
    • Ameritage case

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