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counsel1
10-25-2018, 08:57 AM
Roy McAlister became revered as a luthier during his tenure with the Santa Cruz Guitar Company and his instruments are collected by the likes of Jackson Browne and David Crosby.
This tenor was completed in 2018 and boasts the following specs:
Specs:
• Solid Koa back, sides & top
• Solid Honduran mahogany neck
• Carbon fiber neck reinforcement bar
• Dovetail neck/body join
• Ebony fretboard
• Ebony bridge
• Paua abalone rosette
• Adirondack spruce 3-fan top bracing
• Adirondack spruce back bracing
• Honduran mahogany neck & tail blocks
• Spanish cedar kerfing
• Brazilian rosewood headstock overlay
• Ziricote rear hedstock overlay
• Ivoroid binding
• Bl/wh/bl purling top, back & sides
• MOP slotted square freeboard markers
• MOP side dots
• Custom MOP Hibiscus headstock inlay
• Grover open gear tuners
• Polished bone nut & saddle
• Nitrocellulose lacquer
• Premium Crossrock fiberglass hard shell case
• Retail value: $3600.00113024113025113026113027113028

$2350 shipped/paypal
howardmessinger@gmail.com
Carmel, CA

Kenn2018
10-25-2018, 12:56 PM
Another beauty.

counsel1
11-03-2018, 07:17 AM
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Some build shots--

Mezcalero
11-03-2018, 08:09 AM
FYI ~ https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=517272

counsel1
11-11-2018, 06:17 AM
Roy's guitars have a current base price of $9000 and a waiting list -- Please feel free to make an offer113388
http://mcalisterguitars.com/http___mcalisterguitars.com/Home.html

Doc_J
11-11-2018, 08:54 AM
Wonderful instrument! Sure would love to hear how it sounds.

counsel1
11-14-2018, 07:48 PM
Wonderful instrument! Sure would love to hear how it sounds.

I'll try to record and post a sound clip this weekend--thanks for asking--

counsel1
04-17-2019, 06:38 PM
This rare instrument is currently available --

bacchettadavid
05-08-2019, 06:56 AM
Is this instrument still available? If so, a recording would be very much appreciated (nothing fancy, a simple pluck of each string and a short strumming sample would serve well enough for my ears).

keenonuke
05-08-2019, 09:20 AM
It is certainly a beauty.