Grimes Kaulua Nylon String Guitar

I ordered this guitar in 2005 and received it in 2008.  This model was originally called a "Hapa", but Steve recently changed the name to Kaulua.  I spec’d a Cedar top and “master grade” Brazilian Rosewood sides and back (which isn’t an option on Steve’s new guitars).  The detail of the Rosewood is incredible (I paid a huge premium for the "highly figured" sides and back set).  The nut width is just approximately 1 7/8”. I’m a jazz player and this is great for someone used to “smaller than typical classical guitar nut widths”.  This guitar sounds very warm with great bottom end response due to the split hole design.

From Steve's Website:

The Kaulua model nylon string is a double soundhole, expanded soundboard guitar. It features an extended cutaway design, allowing access to high frets. The area of the two soundholes is similar to that of a conventional classical guitar, but this design splits the hole and moves it into the upper bout so that a larger, uninterupted area of the soundboard can vibrate. The transverse brace, usually located just behind the soundhole in front of the bridge, can be moved up to the end of the fingerboard, effectively “openning” up the tone producing potential of the soundboard. This makes it possible for the bass response of a larger guitar to be acheived in a smaller one, while maintaining a strong treble response. The proximity of the bass side hole makes the sound of the guitar much fuller and louder to the player.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Scale Length: 25 1/2”, 26″
  • Body Width (Lower Bout): 14 1/2”
  • Body Length: 19 1/4”
  • Overall Length: 39”
  • Side Depth @ End Block: 3 3/4”
  • Neck Width @ Nut: 2”
  • Soundboard: Cedar
  • Back and Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bindings and Purflings: Black or “Ivoroid” plastic, or optional wood
  • Tuning Machines: Schaller
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Excellent (Used)
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Brand Grimes
Model KAULUA
Finish Cedar / Brazilian Rosewood
Categories Classical
Year 2008
Made In United States

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GRIMES KAULUA 2008 CEDAR/BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD
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