Jim Redgate is a highly sought-after Australian luthier, known for his guitars built for artists such as Ana Vidovic, Pepe Roméro and Odair Assad. This lattice-braced model is an exact copy of the guitar that Ana Vidovic plays. Jim Redgate’s instruments have their own sound and touch. The breath-taking volume combined with rich harmonics and impressive clarity of sound are quite unique. The playability is fantastic, and the guitars are relatively light in weight compared to the Australian standard.
This Redgate with the number 505 is an exceptional guitar that easily meets the highest demands. The combination of the fine cedar top with the dark and exquisite ziricote back and sides creates a special elegance in this instrument. In addition, the carefully executed purfling, bindings and rosette are evidence of superb craftsmanship. All in all, Jim Redgate’s handcrafting is at the highest level. With its excellent balance, homogeneity and expressiveness, this Lattice guitar can be classified as one of the most advanced concert guitars, while maintaining its artistic quality and shining with outstanding intonation in all registers. One can well appreciate why Jim’s guitars are preferred by many concert artists, especially this particular model, which Ana Vidovic has been using as her main instrument for her numerous concert performances throughout her career.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Back and sides:||Ziricote|
|Air body frequency:||F#|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II White|