Avalon Ard Ri A6-560 Auditorium Englemann Spruce / Bocote - Photo 1

Avalon Ard Ri A6-560 Auditorium Englemann Spruce / Bocote

$ 5,850.00

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About This Listing

Brand New Avalon 'Ard Ri' (Gaelic for 'High King') A6-560 mid sized 'auditorium' style guitar with an Englemann Spruce top and Bocote back and side set. This guitar is entirely hand crafted in the same shop in Northern Ireland that birthed both the Lowden and Mcilroy brands, also from Northern Ireland.

The Avalon work force has many, many years of collective experience, and it shows in every guitar they build! Each guitar possesses a unique 'Irish soul' that cannot be found in any other builder. Avalon guitars shine in DADGAD and other 'alternate' tunings, and are the choice of many Celtic music artists.

With it's Bocote tonewood set, this guitar produces a deep, rich tone with a satisfying 'crunch', and reverberates through your core as you play it! It's an easy playing guitar, with the clean note separation up and down the fretboard that is characteristic of Avalon Guitars. Check out the attached video to see and hear for yourself - use your headphones or ear buds! Our thanks to our good friend Doug Yeomans for the demonstration.

Some basic specs:

Nut width is 1.73"
String spacing at the saddle is 2.2"
Scale length is 25.5"
Lower Bout width is 16"
Upper Bout is 11.8" wide
Body Depth at the end pin is 4-3/4"
Body length is 20-1/2"

This guitar is entirely crafted by hand - no CNC equipment has been used in its construction. The bindings are Indian Rosewood, with Maple / Mahogany purfling on the top and a combination Maple / Rosewood purfling on the back. The end pin wedge is also Rosewood. The fingerboard is bound with Ebony with a Maple accent. 

The 5 piece neck is Mahogany with a Rosewood / Maple center - it's built using a cross grain approach that makes warping next to impossible. It is built with a Gotoh Bi-flex two-way truss rod. The tuners are Gotoh SE780's, high ratio and butter smooth, with Ebony buttons. The bridge, bridge pins, fretboard and heel cap are Ebony. That's a marbled Ebony on the headstock facing.

The nut and saddle are Ox Bone. The woods are protected with a Nitro-cellulose satin finish. This guitar comes with a high quality hard shell Hiscox case.

For more information, please feel free to call us anytime!


Guitar Demo