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David Worthy 'Acoustic Centre 30th Anniversary' Talisman 'Engelmann Spruce / Brazilian Rosewood' Acoustic Guitar

To celebrate 30 years of Acoustic Centre, we have collaborated with our favourite builders to create a range of limited-edition versions of some of our favourite acoustic guitars of all time, arriving throughout 2023.

David Worthy's 'Acoustic Centre 30th Anniversary' Talisman is a masterpiece of luthiery, a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of this renowned Victorian builder. Handcrafted near Dandenong, Victoria, each Worthy guitar is a custom work of art, and for Acoustic Centre's 30th Anniversary, David has created not one but three incredible instruments, showcasing the combination of Engelmann Spruce and Brazilian Rosewood across three distinctive body shapes; a 12-fret Parlour, a slope-shouldered dreadnought, and his signature small-bodied Talisman shape, a wonderfully versatile body shape.

This stunning guitar boasts an Engelmann Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, and a Mahogany neck. The combination of these tonewoods creates an airy, balanced tone that's perfect for a wide range of musical styles. It's not just about the sound, though; this guitar is a visual masterpiece with ebony bindings, rosettes in Ringed Gidgee and blackwood, and an ebony fretboard and bridge. The Gotoh 510 tuners with ebony buttons ensure smooth and precise tuning.

Every detail of this instrument reflects David Worthy's commitment to excellence. It features hand-scalloped and tuned braces, a Carbon Fiber ultra-lightweight reinforced neck, laminated tail blocks, and luxurious Gotoh 510 tuning machines. Brazilian Rosewood is a legendarily rare and prized tonewood, known for its magical tonal character and deep, rich beauty, and the set selected by David for this guitar is breathtaking in appearance and otherworldly in tone. Brazilian rosewood produces a loud, warm, rich tone, with full deep bass and brilliant trebles, delivering excellent sustain and clarity. For many players, this particular species of South American hardwood has long been seen as the pièce de résistance of fingerboard and acoustic body woods, considered superior in both looks and tone to other varieties of rosewood. Given the choice, some players wouldn’t play anything else!

For musicians who demand the best, this David Worthy masterpiece is an opportunity to own a piece of luthiery history and experience the unmatched beauty and tonal richness of Brazilian Rosewood. Don't miss the chance to own this one-of-a-kind instrument, a true gem for discerning musicians. This guitar is a true collector's item and comes with a hardshell case for protection.

Acoustic Centre offers free shipping on all new items to most locations within Australia on all orders over $99, excluding Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland. Used items have a flat rate shipping fee of $59 within our usual shipping locations. We also offer competitive Express shipping options at checkout.

Customers located in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland recieve free shipping on all accessory orders over $99, but will incur a flat rate instrument or large item shipping charge of $179 (or $299 for Express shipping).

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.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders.

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We endeavour to show the actual instrument in stock whenever possible, but the guitar in stock may differ slightly from the one shown on our website. Materials used can look different from guitar to guitar, including timber grain and colour, parts colours and finishing. If an instrument is a one-of-a-kind or preowned guitar, the picture will always be of the actual guitar in stock, but production models may have slight variations to the picture shown.

If you're after a particular look, feel free to email us at or send us a message through our chat service to request photos of the actual guitar in stock. We are more than happy to send through pictures of all in-stock guitars, to make your choice easier.

Please note that returns will not be accepted for variations in timber grain /  colouring, finish variations and parts colouring, unless there is a fault with the instrument. If you have any questions at all regarding an instrument's appearance, just drop us a line - we're always happy to send photos, and if we have more than one instrument in stock you'll be able to choose the exact guitar that you receive!

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    DEAN C.

    Beautiful Guitar

    The David Worthy Talisman guitar I recently purchased is a beautiful guitar. The sound is absolutely stunning. It has a piano like sound, beautiful balance across the strings and a beautiful tone. It also has an amazing dynamic range where notes can be played effortlessly at numerous volumes from very soft to loud, whilst retaining the clarity, tone and articulation at all volumes. It works well for strumming, flat picking and finger picking. For finger picking, it is very responsive and musical at all volumes. This guitar is a true gem and a credit to David Worthy. The staff at the acoustic centre are second to none. They are so friendly, helpful, professional and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed my experience at the guitar centre and if you are looking for a guitar, I highly recommend that you pay a visit and engage with the staff there.