X7 Woody Bubinga Slotted Headstock

Karen was looking for a really unique nylon travel guitar so after many e-mails back and forth we came up with this custom spec. To maintain more tension in the strings and make the smaller body work better we moved the bridge back on the body extending the scale from 24″ to 25.5″. This really had a big impact on the overall punch and presence of the tone. We changed the regular headstock to our hand-carved slotted design and combined that with a custom tie bridge. After looking at various veneer options Karen settled on Bubinga and matched this to an amber finish back and sides. The overall look is very rich and warm. Truly a special X7 build.

  • CLIENT Karen
  • WE DID Headstock, Scale Length, Tie Bridge, Nylon, Veneer

Scale length: 25.5”/650mm
Nut width: 1 7/8”/48mm
Bridge spacing: 2 ¼”/57mm
Overall length: 34”/870mm
Max body width: 13.5” /340mm
Max body depth: 3 ¾”/95mm
Max body length: 16 ½”/420mm
Weight: 3.5lbs/1.6kg
Frets: 20 medium stainless steel frets
Tuners: Schertler tuners
Nut/Saddle: Graphtech low friction nut and saddle
Bridge: Hand-carved tie bridge
Pickup: B-Band A3T pickup and preamp with built-in tuner
Veneer: Bubinga
Colour: Amber
Finish: Satin finish (Sanded - Waxed)

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