South Australian Bryan De Gruchy's guitars are spoken about in hushed tones by those in the know - used by luminaries such as Colin Hay, Tommy Emmanuel and Kasey Chambers, they are known for their incredible, bass-forward tone and precise, handcrafted workmanship. Unlike many other luthiers, Bryan’s disinterest in modern gadgetry and industrial manufacturing processes was to define a relatively small output of about 600 instruments over his lifetime, and they very rarely turn up for sale.
This 1999 dreadnought is a stellar guitar in every respect, with enormous volume and clarity. The Brazilian Mahogany back-and-sides have all the sweetness you'd expect from mahogany, with a Rosewood-like roundness and depth. It has superb playability, and responds equally well for delicate fingerstyle or heavier strumming.
This 1999 has been a live workhorse for over two decades, and has a few scars to show for it. A preamp was installed at some point, and the holes are currently covered with a timber patch. It has two pickups installed - an LR Baggs LB6 and a Trance Audio Amulet stereo transducer, which has necessitated 2 output jacks drilled into the endpin, on either side of the strap pin. There are quite a few dings and scratches, as you'd expect of a workhorse guitar such as this, and the top and binding have aged beautifully. Includes hardshell case, Trance Audio preamp and cables.
Acoustic Centre offers free Australia-wide shipping on all accessory orders (excluding bulky items including amplifiers and cases) over $50, and free courier shipping with tracking on all instruments and amplifiers over $599, and cases over $299. We also offer Express shipping options at checkout.
Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.
All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.
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