2003 Greg Smallman for sale

Posted by Giacomo La Vita on Sat, 07/10/10 - 15:26:58.

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2003 Greg Smallman


This is an exquisite 2003 Greg Smallman cedar guitar in perfect condition. It has had only one previous owner, Benjamin Verdery. It has been set up by Smallman for maximum playability. It also incorporates Smallman’s innovative adjustable neck system. Presently this guitar has been fitted with a sophisticated B-Band piezo pickup system, specially designed for amplifying classical guitars. This can be kept intact or removed easily at the buyer’s discretion.

This particular Smallman is a fine example of this maker's more recent work. One can literally hear the decades of maturity and artistry of Smallman in this instrument. It is why this maker is the first choice for many of the world’s greatest guitarists, including John Williams, Carlos Bonell, Thibault Cauvin, Craig Ogden, Stejpan Rak, David Tanenbaum and Yang Xuefei.

The unparalleled playability of this guitar is what truly sets it apart. The amount of energy the player needs to exert is remarkably low for the amount of sound this instrument produces. This aspect adds a liberating dynamic for the player. Musical ideas are realized instantaneously, without any resistance from the guitar. It has power, volume, clarity, sustain, well-balanced trebles and basses, and an endless array of color variations. It’s tone is that wonderful blend of dark and bright – without compromising one for the other.


Benjamin Verdery has performed on this guitar in concert halls in Australia, Germany, England, France, Italy, Mexico, throughout North America. It has been played at Carnegie Hall and in a double guitar concerto by Ingram Marshall (with Andy Summers of the Police).

Price: $35,000

To audition this guitar, appointments can be made by email or phone. The guitar is located in New York City.

Please contact:

Giacomo La Vita

cell: 917-770-7840

e-mail: guitar@giacomolavita.com

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