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Northwood R80-AV

John McQuarrie dropped me a note earlier this year that he was going to be trying out a new body style. Knowing nothing more than "there's a new Northwood in the works", I placed my order within seconds.

And boy am I glad I did—this new Auditorium straddles the open airiness of John's 000 models and the heftier punch of his Mini Jumbos. I feel like this guitar has fatter mids than either of those others, making for a meaty, full tone. This is a welcome addition to the Northwood lineup. You're going to love it.

  • Auditorium body shape
  • Engelmman Spruce top over Rosewood back and sides
  • Koa trim
  • No onboard electronics
  • Includes Hiscox hardshell case
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