Model C guitar

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The best DADGAD guitar on the market?

The N.K. Forster Model C


Each guitar is named after the body shape (Model C, Model S) and then the type of soundboard used to create each guitars unique individual voice – SS, HO, SK or SK adv. So a Model C with a Sobell style soundboard would be a C-SS, a Model C with a Howe Orme inspired soundboard is a C-HO.

The Model C is a little larger in size than a traditional Martin OM or OOO,  for more bass but with a tighter waist for a crisper sound.

Forster C-SS

A Model C with a “standard soundboard” based on the old Sobell design. Built for high performance.


A Model C with a Howe Orme inspired cylinder top. Super responsive and loud.

A Model C with a flatter soundboard for more bottom end, made to the same high spec as the C-SS and the C-HO but with a khaya mahogany body. This C-SKAdv has a torrefied sitka spruce soundboard.

The budget “Session King Forster” designed for high performance in a group setting. Flat top for a full lower range, khaya mahogany body, cedrela soundboard and satin finish.

The guitar shown has an upgraded European spruce top.



Aged Indian rosewood back and sides, European spruce soundboard, Cuban mahogany or maple neck with Sri Lanka ebony fretboard and ebonised fruitwood or Rocklite bridge. Many upgrades available – wenge, figured bubinga, figured sapele, birds eye maple, flame maple.

Gold Gotoh 510 tuners or open gear Hipshot

Highly polished Evo Gold fretwire

Nut and saddle are both bone


max body width: 420mm
body Length: 490mm
depth: 112mm
nut: 45mm
bridge spacing: 57mm
scale: 24.9″ or custom