Beautiful & Unusual Classical Guitars - Episode 6: 'C3' Michael Greenfield

 Soundport + Stunning wood = Beautiful sound and aesthetics for days.

Soundport + Stunning wood = Beautiful sound and aesthetics for days.

Introduction

Michael Greenfield has been in the business of making guitars for over 20 years and playing them for twice as long! After servicing and restoring many instruments he decided to setup shop professionally in the 1990s. The experience that he gained through repairing older instruments provided Michael with an insight into what makes great guitars great but also what makes certain guitars fail. After many years of careful study Michael has set out to improve upon the guitar and make instruments that are truly worthy of the concert stage. 

 Flawless view of the back & sides of this glorious instrument.

Flawless view of the back & sides of this glorious instrument.

Specifications

  • Offset soundhole
  • Secondary soundport
  • Asymmetric & elongated fan bracing
  • Elevated fingerboard
  • 21 frets
  • Scale length - 655mm
 Check out the elevated fretboard...a player's dream!

Check out the elevated fretboard...a player's dream!

How you can get one!

Michael Greenfield is an exclusive luthier and his instruments do not come cheap. With a base price of US$10,500 for the GF Acoustic Model it is a major purchase. All other models (including the C3 pictured here) start at US$14,500! Start saving...

Be sure to check out my articles on Modern Classical Guitar Design to learn more about elevated fretboards, soundports, lattice bracing etc etc:

Part 8: Fanned Frets

Part 7: Arched back

Part 6: Double Tops

Part 5: Lattice Bracing

Part 4: Armrest

Part 3: Soundport

Part 2: Indented Cutaway

Part 1: Elevated Fingerboard