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Custom 2008 Highland Strings Jason Harshbarger ATHENA Klein-Styled Guitar, Kermodie Spruce Top, Case

Used – Very Good
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2008 Highland Strings "ATHENA" Custom Guitar by Jason Harshbarger, w/OEM Case
Nut Width 1 3/4" (45 mm); Scale: 25 1/2"; Lower Bout: 16"; Body Depth at Endpin: 4.25"

Up for consideration is rare Athena model Klein-style small jumbo acoustic guitar by Jason Harshbarger of Highland Strings. The custom made guitar uses an assortment of high grade tonewoods: Kermodie spruce soundboard,  bubinga for the back & sides, flamed maple neck with ebony fingerboard, and finished in a beautiful sunburst oil varnish. The guitar plays really well, and has beautiful volume and sustain -- with both the small-body jumbo warmth, and still with plenty of balance and sparkle from the trebles, and a rich and full bass.

Jason Harshbarger is also well-known and highly regarded as a mandolin builder, and some of his mandolin/violin building designs are featured on this guitar, namely the stripped varnish on the back of the neck for a more organic "feel," a small volute at the back of the headstock. Also notable is the custom X-bracing on the back of the guitar, which can be seen in the photos. The sound is very expansive and alive, and not as compressed as the traditional Gibson. The trebles really sparkle, and the basses are full, and the guitar has an almost etherial, airy quality, and has a wide depth and dynamic range from the basses through the trebles. Condition wise, the guitar is in very good condition, with just a few minor dings on the top behind the bridge. Here is a rare opportunity to get this unique Harshbarger custom guitar at less than 1/2 the cost of one of his mandolins. Comes with original hardshell case and paperwork.

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Listed5 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
  • Highland Strings
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  • United States

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