Up for consideration is a 2005 Michael McBroom
10-string classical harp guitar. Michael made a name for himself
as somewhat of a 10-string guitar specialist, as he quickly built
up a 2-year waiting list consisting almost exclusively of 10-string
guitar commissions. Unfortunately, due to recent health problems,
Michael is currently limited to working only about 1-2 hours
a day, and his backlog may now extend 5 years or more, and he
is no longer accepting new orders. Here is a very rare chance
to pick up a wonderful hand-made McBroom in excellent condition,
without having to wait or place a long-term custom order!!!
1270 DPI high-resolution photos of this guitar are here.
A history of the building process / construction journal of two
similar guitar is here.
This guitar features a Bernabe bracing pattern which Michael
measured from my 2005 Bernabe 10-string, Indian Rosweood back
and sides, an AAA-grade Cedar top, and a custom "Cathedral
Guitar" rosette that I supplied to Michael in 2005 for this
* Serial # CG008TS
* Scale Length 650 mm
* Nut Width = 86 mm
* 12th Fret width = 100 mm
* Action 1st @ 12 = 3.5 mm
* Action 10 @ 12 = 6 mm
* Body depth = 102 mm
* Top = Cedar
* Back/Sides: Indian Rosewood
* Finish: French Polish
* Schaller Tuners
* TKL Hardshell Case
* Made in USA
Here are sixteen sound files to give you an idea of what
to expect. The guitar has excellent resonance, as well as a powerful
bass response. These MP3 files have no compression, EQ or reverb
-- just mic'd through a Schoeps CMT 30 FNU mics into a
Presonus ADL 600 preamp into a Rosetta 200 A/D
converter. The mic switches between Omni and Cardioid patterns,
and this is itentified in the track file name.
| Intonation Test (fretted note /
Harmonic @ the 12th fret)
| Resonance Test (Stopped scales / chords showing sympathetic
| Packington's Pound (English
Renaissance, before 1596)
| Joy To the Person (Anon.
| Kelly's Song
| Corn Yards (Scottish
| Pavan #1 (Luis Milan, 1500-1561,
| The Bartolex Song
| Wascha Mesa (Hans Neusidler,
| Se A Mi Acorgo
| Bianca Fiore (Cesare Negri,
| The Third Tune (Thomas Tallis,
with Flamenco improvisations
This guitar is in near mint condition, with very little
signs of playing or wear. It does2 small repaired cracks on the
top / upper bout / treble side, and a small repaired crack on
the back. These were both repaired this month by Dick Dubois,
who does all the warrany repairs for Collings Guitars,
and they are pretty much invisible, even in the high-res photos.
I have the guitar tuned in Romantic tuning, a standard
10-string tuning where 1-6 is normal, and 7-10 descend step-wise:
7=D, 8=C, 9=B, 10 =A. Strings
By Mail has a great selection of 10-string sets and can
put together custom sets for you at a discount over individual
strings. Several excellent string manufacturers offer 10-string
sets, in cluding D'Addario,
LaBella also makes a set but I do not recommend it.
My website Cathedral
Guitar has a lot of info on multi-string guitars; I also
run an internet radio station on multi-string guitars and lutes
Radio; and also I moderate a 10-String
Yahoo Group on the subject, and am working on an instructional
Perf De Castro
has a YouTube Multi-String
Guitar channel on the instrument. James R. Smith
has an excellent intoductory article to the world of multi-strings,
SHIPPING & TERMS
Insured USA FedEx Ground is $40, and Fed-Ex 2nd Day Air is $65.
I do accept PayPal (eCheck preferred) as well as all the traditional
forms of payment including barters and trades. Thanks for looking.
Please ask questions before bidding. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!!
If you are not happy with the guitar for any reason simply return
it within 3 days. This auction is for a 2005 Michael McBroom
10-string classical harp guitar guitar and case. No other accessories
PLEASE CHECK OUT
my other 10-string Ramirez and Bartolex guitars in my Current
eBay Auctions, and also see and hear some 10-string guitars
-- including another McBroom, that have Recently
Sold on eBay.