The Model C is the biggest guitar in the range – A little larger in size than a traditional Martin OM or OOO, for more bass but with a tighter waist for a crisper sound. Your Model C can be tailored to suit your playing style, the materials chosen to suit your tastes.
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It has a 'Howe-Orme' inspired cylinder top and double sides. The scale length on my instrument is 650mm. It is superb for playing in DADGAD which is where it stays as that is my thing. Clarity and separation mean it is an ideal fingerstyle guitar. The projection is good too - for me that means the clarity and separation are not sacrificed when you need to add a little 'oomph'. As if that isn't enough, the sustain is incredible. Strangely, if you want a nice tight, punchy sound you can get that as well - never quite managed to work out where the sustain goes to when you don't need it!!
As for looks - drop dead gorgeous. Nigel has a real eye for classic, understated good taste. Overall, craftsmanship and finish are second to none.
- Martin Sumpton, England
It's a large bodied guitar, not a jumbo but a comfortable shape that you can wrap yourself around when you play seated, and strapped on looks pretty rock n roll. The neck is comfortably rounded with a largish headstock and old style enclosed tuners.
Strumming some open chords you can hear the note definition across the strings, the chords aren't a mush but clear and concise. There's a warmth and depth to the tone which is soft but articulate when I play with my thumb, contrasted by a rewarding clarity when I dig in hard with my nails.
This guitar has dynamics in spades, smooth for delicate passages and clear and bell like when you play hard, and it's loud, very loud!
I'm drawn to playing this guitar far more than any other that I have owned, I keep picking it up and already some new songs are making an appearance. Do I sound happy? Oh yes, delighted.
- Tim Hands, England
I cannot recommend Nigels’ work highly enough.
- Neil Smith, England
- Sophie Lynch, England
- Jean Damel, France
MaterialSoundboard – mature seasoned European spruce or Western red cedar.
Back and sides – there are many options - mahogany, maple, figured mahogany, wenge, ziricote or figured bubinga.
Neck - New Guinea rosewood, American maple or upgrade with 1908 vintage Cuban mahogany
Fretboard - fine Sri Lanka ebony or ancient bog oak.
Bridge - rocklite ebano.
HardwareTuners - Gold Gotoh 510.
Frets - hand polished Evo gold frets.
Nut and saddle - hand polished bone.
Dimensionsmax body width -420mm
body Length - 490mm
depth - 112mm
nut - 45mm
bridge spacing - 57mm
scale - 24.75″ or custom