Rasmussen Guitar: Old European Maple 0-12
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Rasmussen 0-12 Guitar
- 30 year old European Maple back & sides
- Fine, Swiss Spruce top
- Honduran Cedar neck
- Ebony fretboard
- Slotted headstock with MOP logo
- Waverly tuning machines with Ebony buttons
- Fine crows feet top purfling
- Rosewood bindings and tail wedge
- Rosewood, Pyramid bridge
- Superb workmanship and attention to detail
- Lovely guitar, with case
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"
- Scale Length: 25"
- Frets to Body: 12
Lars Rasmussen, in his own words:
Twelve years ago I made my first guitars at Carl Malmsten School of Lutherie here in Stockholm. They only accepted two students every year so i was very fortunate to be able to do this. During my final year there I went to apprentice with Dana Bourgeois and his crew for four months. I worked in the part of the shop that voices and assembles bodies, during my time there we made about 120 guitars. I can't imagine a better place to learn about steel stringed guitars. When I was there I also got to know John Slobod and Laurent Brondel, -they also taught me a great deal. After leaving Maine I started my own shop back in Sweden, but in 2008 I went to study with Ervin Somogyi. I took his voicing class and also stayed in his shop for an extra four weeks to learn more from Ervin and his regular apprentices. Since then I have been making guitars here in Sweden.