Handmade Guitars United Kingdom

The Ellastone Special

The Ellastone Special Guitar

This as the name suggests is a version of the standard Ellastone, (the above image is of an Ellastone). Originally designed for John Renbourne, it employs a revised system of bracing, and even more careful selection and matching of materials than the standard guitar. This gives the response and sweetness of tone that most would expect after several years of "playing in" almost immediately. It is even more forgiving of non-standard tunings than the standard version.

It has a Sitka Spruce sound board on Rosewood back and sides. The body is bound in natural wood, with a Boxwood or Maple line and has Herringbone purfling. The soundhole rosette is Abalone with black/white/black concentric rings. The bridge   is  Rio Rosewood with a Bone saddle and Gold plated brass bridge pins.

The Cedar or Mahogany neck has an Ebony fingerboard with 20 wide oval frets and is bound with Ebony, the scale length being 25" .There are mother-of-pearl dot markers both on the face and sides of the neck.


The head stock has an ornamental hardwood facing, with the Northworthy logo in Abalone, and is scarfe jointed to the neck for extra strength. The fingerboard nut is Bone, and the tuning machines are high quality enclosed types, Gold plated.

It also comes ready fitted with a high quality transducer and pre-amp as standard.

Please note that due to the uncertainty of materials supply and cost, it may be necessary to alter some cosmetic items. It is also our policy to continually develop our instruments, and to use the best materials available at the time, so variations in specification do occur, though any significant changes are discussed with our customers prior to building.

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