Ed Claxton Acoustic Guitars

Ed Claxton is a legend in contemporary guitar making. He is a self-taught luthier whose career has spanned more than four decades, specialising in building several steel string and classical guitar models, each available in various configurations to suit a broad range of musical styles and playing techniques. He uses traditional glues, finishes, and building techniques and tries to maintain an understated, timeless design aesthetic. He has recently moved his production to his new home based studio where he continues to produce a limited number of instruments per year. He lives with his wife Margie in Santa Cruz, California and their faithful dog Rosie.

  1. Claxton OM - Italian spruce & Claro Walnut

    Claxton OM - Italian spruce & Claro Walnut

    £9,199.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £265.11 per month with 10% deposit


    Ed does it again! Superlative craftsmanship and finishing and tone to die for.

    With the clarity of Italian spruce and the warmth of walnut and Ed's amazing skill this is a truly incredible guitar. Its rare to get this much warmth, depth and complexity of tone with perfect individual note definition, separation and projection. Its very responsive, articulate and intimate, responding fantastically to the lightest touch and equally well to a little digging with great volume when required. Awesome!

    • Italian spruce top
    • Claro walnut back and sides from a log that was sunk in a lake in Sonoma, CA for 50 years
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25.375”scale
    • 1.75”nut width
    • 2.25” string spacing at saddle
    • 15” lower bout
    • Mahogany neck
    • Pernambuco, holly, Ebonoid purfling
    • Ebony bindings
    • Ebony headstock veneer
    • Ebony backstrip
    • No position markers (with MoP side dots)
    • Wood mosaic rosette
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony bridge
    • Gotoh 510 tuners
    • Ebonoid tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • Pickguard included, not installed
    • Main Stage case

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  2. Claxton OM - Adirondack & Cuban Mahogany

    Claxton OM - Adirondack & Cuban Mahogany

    Out of stock
    Another truly fantastic guitar from Ed. There seems to be something extra special about Cuban mahogany, team it with the best Adirondack and Ed's skills and you get something amazing.

    I'm tempted to say that this guitar sounds the way it looks - elegant - but it is much more than that. Crystal clear tone with perfect balance and great projection along with fantastic resonance and warmth. A combination that produces wonderful tone with intimacy and complexity. After all the fine words I just want to say that I am gobsmacked!

    • Adirondack top
    • Cuban mahogany back and sides
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25 3/8” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 ¼” string spacing at saddle
    • 15” lower bout
    • Mahogany neck
    • Pernambuco, holly, ebonoid purfling
    • Ebony bindings
    • Snakewood headstock veneer
    • Ebony backstrip
    • MoP position markers (with side dots)
    • Mosaic rosette
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony bridge
    • Gotoh 510 tuners
    • Ebonoid tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • Pickguard included, not installed
    • Main Stage fibreglass case

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  3. Claxton EM - German Spruce & Macassar Ebony

    Claxton EM - German Spruce & Macassar Ebony

    Out of stock
    The work of a legend in contemporary guitar making and proof of how Ed achieved that status. This is an exceptional guitar. The workmanship and detailing is flawless. The tone is heavenly.

    As I have mentioned before it takes years of hard won experience to achieve acoustic qualities that might otherwise be thought of as to some extent mutually exclusive. This amazing guitar has warmth, resonance and richness of tone with remarkable clarity from the fat, well defined bass to the fullest trebles I've heard. I would put it against any guitar I've ever played for balance and evenness of tone. A truly great guitar.

    • German spruce top
    • Macassar ebony back and sides
    • Nitrocellulose finish
    • Soft cutaway
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25.375” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 1/14” string spacing at saddle
    • 15 9/16” lower bout
    • Mahogany neck
    • Pernambuco/holly/black purfling
    • Ebony bindings
    • Macassar ebony headstock veneer
    • Ebony backstrip
    • MoP side dots
    • Wood mosaic rosette
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony bridge, hot hide glued
    • Gotoh 510 gold tuners
    • Black tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • Clear pickguard, not installed
    • Hoffee case

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