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Michael Greenfield Model G3

Michael Greenfield Model G3

Price: $20,000

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custom fit case included

This is truly one of the best small body guitars ever. Michael originally built this guitar to be his personal instrument and chose options that were close to his heart. The flamed mahogany body and neck are standouts along with its ergonomically enhanced palm away and Laskin inspired bevels. Everywhere you look there is evidence of sublime craftsmanship yet there is nothing glitzy going on here. It’s just simply beautiful.

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CRAIG'S POV

The Builder:
I've known about Michael Greenfield for many years. He has a legendary reputation amongst players and collectors. It's the kind of reputation that only time and talent can render. His guitars are famous for their extremely well crafted and carefully articulated tone and build.

But until the recent Woodstock Luthiers Invitational, I had never really spent quality time with one of Michael's steel string acoustics. Michael's exquisite G3 model is now in residence here at CR Guitars. It is a gem of a guitar built by a real gem of a human being, one who cares very deeply about every aspect of his craft as well as being finely tuned in to what a player wants in his guitars. His goal is that you the player are just not satisfied, but thrilled with your Greenfield. His masterful guitars and commitment to the player are why Michael is now part of the CR Guitars family. I am honored to be one of his few dealers.

The Guitar:
This is truly one of the best small body guitars I have ever played. Michael originally built this guitar to be his personal instrument and chose options that were close to his heart. The flamed mahogany body and neck are standouts along with its ergonomically enhanced palm away and Laskin inspired bevels. Everywhere I look there is evidence of sublime craftsmanship yet there is nothing glitzy going on here. It’s just simply beautiful. The playability is astounding with a seductive neck profile. Some of my favorite neck carves come from builders, like Michael, who also build archtops.

The sound is rich, throaty and fat with great sustain. That it comes from a smaller-bodied acoustic is really impressive. Mr Greenfield really knows how to squeeze every molecule of tone out of his guitars.

The Takeaway:
I love this guitar and after playing it I didn't want to leave the Woodstock show without it. It belongs here at CR Guitars. It is fundamentally what my shop is all about; The finest hand selected guitars built by only the finest passionate guitar makers.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT GREENFIELD GUITARS
Michael Greenfield is passionate about tone. Great tone. FAT tone. He believes in squeezing every last molecule of tone out of his guitars. Greenfield is dedicated to crafting extraordinary musical instruments. He continually researches the history, mechanics, dynamics and physics of the guitar in order to cultivate a deeper understanding of what makes it work and how he can continue to advance his instruments. Greenfield handcrafts bespoke guitars for those who wish to experience the exhilaration of playing a truly responsive instrument fashioned to the highest standard. Each commission begins with a personal consultation. The resultant choice of model, specifications, materials and options combine to make a Greenfield Guitar a truly one-of-a-kind instrument – tailor-made.

ModelG3 #290
SoundboardPort Oxford cedar
Backspecial fiddle-back mahogany
Sidesspecial fiddle-back mahogany, laminated
Neckfiddle-back mahogany, graphite reinforced
Fingerboardquarter sawn ebony
Fingerboard radius16"-20"
Nut width1 13/16"
Scale25"
String spacing2 1/4"
Palm-awayGreenfield
Arm restLaskin inspired
Bindingsebony
Purflingfine violin line
RosetteGreenfield, proprietary spalted beech and abalone
Back bracingradially braced back plate with proprietary Greenfield tone-halo
Neck profile "classic"
Heelhand carved "swoosh"
Peghead overlayebony w/ "g" logo
Bridgeebony pin
Nut and saddle1/4" bone
TunersGreenfield "g" Delta w/ebonoid buttons (21:1 ratio)
Casecustom fit main
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