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Crafted for beautiful tonal qualities
Designed for its sound. The Hartwood Double Top Classical features a top crafted from two pieces of solid cedar, with a thin layer of Nomex placed inbetween. Nomex is a Kevlar-like polymer, produced in a honeycomb-like hexagonal structure, which adds additional resonance and reduces weight. This creates a significantly improved tone compared to a single-top guitar. The result is an instrument with superior resonance and responsiveness.
The increased strength also means that the guitar's bracing is no longer essential to structural integrity – instead, it's used in specific positions in order to enhance the tone and timbre of your guitar. All this means the Hartwood Libretto Double Top Classic creates a large sound from a small body – performing notes with crisp attacks and articulate definition. Ideal of delicate finger-picking, powerful strumming, and everything in-between.
Tradition meets innovation
Authentic and organic tone. The Hartwood Double Top Classic features a bone bridge saddle and nut. By utilising these traditional components where the strings contact the instrument, it ensures the best of a traditional tone exemplified by innovative tonewoods. Additionally, the guitar's feel hasn't been neglected either. The Ovangkol neck has been finished with a very fine open-pore lacquer. This allows the wood to breathe, while giving you a smooth and soft feel in your hand. You can perform naturally and comfortably, letting you focus on creating your best music.
Built to last
Exceptionally strong. The strength of the double-top body is complemented with titanium tuning machines. A metal typically used in aerospace and medicine, it helps retain reliable and stable tuning with long-lasting reliability. Whenever you want to perform, your guitar will be ready.
"Well constructed, with a very nice matte finish. Intonation is excellent and the tone is bright, with a particularly strong bass.
"For a student looking for a guitar with more volume and projection, this must be a contender." Peter Batchelar - a founding member of European Guitar Teacher's Association UK
- Series: Hartwood Libretto
- Model: Double Top Classical Guitar
- Body Shape: Full Size
- Top: Cedar double top with Nomex
- Back and Sides: Ovangkol
- Bridge: Bone
- Body Colour: Natural
- Neck: Mahogany with Ovangkol fillet
- Neck Finish: Fine open-pore lacquer
- Fingerboard: Laurel
- Nut Width: 52mm
- Nut Material: Bone
- Machine Heads: Titanium
- Scale Length: 25.5" / 19 Frets
- Overall Length: 990mm / 39"
Hartwood's carefully developed range of electric and acoustic instruments offers exceptional quality and sound. Honing in on the finest components, tonewoods, and construction techniques, each Hartwood model has been designed to evolve with you and your music. With both classic and contemporary designs, Hartwood guitars are suitable for all musicians, no matter your style.