To be formally introduced at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival in Sonoma Valley north of San Francisco (August 19--21st), a festival Fox co-founded in 1996, Ergo is a one-of-a-kind "super guitar" for high-end collectors, leading professional musicians and serious investors. With a starting price of $15,000 without options, Ergo embodies a wealth of new ideas, the world's finest tone woods and hours of exacting hand-crafting by master luthier Fox.
This instrument features:
Brace-less Parabolic Soundboard - The instrument's most compelling feature is the brace-less, ultra low-mass soundboard. The soundboard's hollow-core wood plate weighs 40% less than its solid wood equivalent. Which means less weight to damp the energy of the strings, impede acoustic power and block the subtlest harmonics.
Wedge-Shaped Body - Working in close harmony with the parabolic soundboard, ergo's distinctive wedge-shaped body tucks in beneath the player's right arm more snugly and comfortably than a conventionally shaped guitar body. To compensate for the soundboard's inward tilt, the ergo fingerboard rotates outward away from the player, maximizing left hand playing comfort.
Elevated Fingerboard - ergo's elevated fingerboard positions the strings at a steeper-than-usual angle to the soundboard and bridge. The pull on the bridge from this high angle is one source of the ergo's extraordinary power. The elevated fingerboard also offers added access to the upper frets of the non-cutaway ergo.
Compound cutaway - The ergo's optional compound cutaway eliminates the abrupt corner left by conventional cutaways by twisting its surface gently inward, away from your hand, coming flush to the edge of the tapered heel for seamless access to the upper frets.
Adjustable sound port - The optional adjustable sound port allows users to vary the ergo's sound field by selectively opening or closing this second opening into the air chamber. The sound port can be opened to surround the player with sound when playing for pleasure or closed to focus the sound for full projection when performing and recording.
Materials - Typical for a premier Fox instrument, ergo incorporates a top quality European spruce soundboard, Brazilian rosewood back and sides, Honduras mahogany neck and Gaboon ebony fingerboard and bindings.
For more information, visit their web site at www.charlesfoxguitars.com.
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