John How Acoustic Guitars

I first came across John's guitars at Eric Schoenberg's shop in Tuburon, California (Eric is one of the most generous people I have ever met, he has contributed significantly to my guitar knowledge over the years). It was a pleasure to play John's classic style guitars, when I met him a few years later I decided it was time to get some of his work over here in TAMCO.

His speciality is making guitars in the vintage style, with both X and ladder bracing. He achieves the vintage tone but with the advantages of modern techniques, for instance there is excellent intonation and a playable modern neck profile. He is also a master at achieving the right look with stunning sunbursts and detailing.
  1. How XBGC mahogany

    How XBGC mahogany

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    A beautiful X braced grand concert from John. It has his usual stunning finishing and look and a wonderful open sound with great balance and projection. Lots of vintage look and tone, a dream for the blues and much, much more.

    • Adirondack top
    • Mahogany back and sides
    • 12 frets to the body
    • 25.4” scale
    • 1 25/32” nut width
    • 2 5/16” string spacing at saddle
    • 14 ¾” lower bout
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony logo
    • Fine line purfling
    • Walnut bindings
    • Rosewood headstock veneer
    • Rosewood rear headstock veneer
    • Ebony position markers (with side dots)
    • Fine line rosette
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Rosewood bridge
    • Gotoh open back vintage tuners
    • Nickel tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Bone bridge pins and strap button
    • No pickguard
    • Hardshell case

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