Spruce of the Val di Fiemme forest


Crafting precision ebony fretboards



Nicolo Alessi machine heads



Rossette close-up

Hand Crafted Guitars

A fine musical instrument is a work of art that becomes an extension of the musician's self and fabricating the finest quality of instrument begins with sourcing the highest quality and calibre of materials. Luthiers across the world have long recognized the unsurpassed excellence of violins by the Stradivari family, and it is spruce from the very same Val di Fiemme forest in the Italian Dolomite mountain range where Real McCoy Guitars sources the wood for its sounding boards. This, the very same wood from which those renowned violins were once constructed, is unquestionably the finest spruce wood to be found anywhere for crafting an acoustic stringed instruments.

The sides and backs of each Real McCoy Guitar are constructed of select rosewoods ethically harvested and sustainably raised from locations in Asia (East India). The guitar neck is full-sized and constructed of Spanish cedar wood: it is of traditional form and features an ebony fretboard. The tuning machines are Nicolo Alessi Classical Guitar Machines, which are of fine quality and precision crafted for concert guitars. These features in combination provide the exact playing platform needed to execute the most technically challenging acoustic pieces.

Inspired by years of friendship and mentoring of the late great luthier John Gilbert, Real McCoy Guitars each feature an optimized Gilbert-style bridge as well as a modified John Gilbert bracing system for enhanced power and tone. With a traditional form, this guitar delivers the clarity, sensitivity and sustain demanded by the performance and recording needs of fine musicians everywhere.

Sample Guitar Profile
            » Italian Spruce or Western Red Cedar Tops
            » Rosewood Back and Sides
            » Lacquer Finish (with optional French Polish Top)
            » Enhanced Gilbert-style Bridge
            » Spanish Cedar Neck
            » Ebony Fretboard
            » 650mm Scale Length *
            » 52.5mm Nut *
            » Nicolo Alessi Tuning Machines
            » D'Addario Strings
              * additional options available

The aesthetics and unequaled beauty of an artisan-crafted instrument embodies the luthier's passion for creating and delivering an instrument that will satisfy the most demanding and discerning of musicians. The price of Real McCoy Guitars start in the $5000 range, are noted to be very fair in terms of the current market, and are recommended for those looking for a fine guitar to play and treasure. For additional information on ordering options, please contact us.




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