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Northwood R80-MJ

Northwood's rosewood mini-jumbo is a fantastic instrument: balanced, lush, and responsive. It was my primary instrument for many years, and after countless hours with this guitar in my hands, I can report that it really is all it is cracked up to be. It's a great strummer, great for open-tuned fingerstyle, easy to play, and easy to make sound good. The mahogany version of this guitar tends to emphasize fundamentals a bit more, while this model is stronger on the rosewood-y overtones. I recommend it without reservation.

And, if you ever come by our Durango shop, I apologize in advance if the guitar has been left in Eb-Ab-Db-Eb-Ab-Eb tuning; this is still my favorite guitar in the entire world on which to play Ed Gerhard's "The Handing Down". Nothing else I've tried comes close.

  • Mini-Jumbo body shape
  • Engelmann Spruce top over Rosewood back and sides
  • No onboard electronics
  • Includes hardshell case

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Deborah Hartley D.H. Deborah H.
Northwood R80 MJ

Northwood MJ guitars are amazing instruments! They are lightly built, extremely resonant, have a full bass tone - yet are balanced, and the workmanship is immaculate! In spite of the mini-jumbo shape, they are comfortable to hold - largely due to the small waist. And the C profile neck is one of the most comfortable I've come across. Would highly recommend!

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