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My impressions
I know this is the difficult question that everyone wants to know......so I will try and describe the complexity of the tone, bass/treble balance, immediacy of the notes, projection and playability of the de Jonge.

The spanish cedar/spruce, double top and OM size gives it a crisp response that leans towards the mids with some nice high end overtones. The bass is present but focused which gives the guitar nice clarity and separation between notes (even with the overtones). I also believe this guitar responds better to a lighter touch than being driven hard. It has good projection but is not a cannon.

Condition
With a recent neck reset, the playability is very good. I would add that if you like really low altered tunings, you may require a new setup. The finish was previously reported to be french polish, but (if it is) it's unlike any of the other french polish guitars I've owned (including a previous de Jonge). I've not had the finish professionally analyzed, so I will plead the fifth on its exact nature.

There are imperfections all over the guitar and most don't show up in my photos. Hopefully they will give any potential buyer an idea of the types of scrapes and dings.  It has been played alot and shows it. This was a working man's/woman's instrument. I don't want anyone to open the case and be surprised by what they find.  The lower bout has alot of indentations/scrapes but as you can see in some of the pictures, the figuring and finish hide them from many angles.

The case is not in the greatest condition, but it will protect the guitar.

Build and Specs
While lots of builders have been offering all-mahogany guitars that aren't "economy" models, Sergei took the concept a bit further down the road. For one thing, he used Spanish cedar instead of mahogany, and for another he made it as a "double top." (The outer layer of the soundboard is Spanish cedar, while the inner layer is spruce. This is not made like plywood, it's two thin layers with the grain running in the same direction and a super-thin support matrix between them). And it's not just the soundboard construction that's deluxe, note the snakewood binding with green purfling lines, the spalted maple rosette, the headstock with veneers on both the front and back, etc.

MODEL SPANISH CEDAR OM
TOP SPANISH CEDAR
BACK AND SIDES SPANISH CEDAR
FRETS TO BODY 14
NUT WIDTH 1 3/4"
SCALE LENGTH 25 3/8"
BRIDGE MATERIAL EBONY
FRETBOARD MATERIAL EBONY
NECK MATERIAL SPANISH CEDAR
CASE ORIG. HARD
NO SERIAL NUMBER
TOTAL FRETS 20

I'm not selling here to make money. I'm just a regular guy who likes gear and sometimes needs to rotate a few things out of the collection. I believe my descriptions are accurate and the items are sold as is with no returns. That being said, I will do my best to treat buyers the way I would like to be treated. 

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Condition:
Good (Used)
Brand
Sergei de Jonge
Model
OM
Finish
Spanish Cedar
Categories
OM and Auditorium
Year
2007
Made In
Canada

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