Learn about exquisite acoustic guitars! Terence Tan from Guitar Bench guides you.

This is a nonstudio shot of a 2001 Claxton Em model. Bearclaw German spruce top, figured koa back and sides. I used a wider aperture to give the shallow depth of view to highlight the contrast between the purfling, binding and the koa.

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Basic Features:

  • Ed Claxton
  • 2001
  • 14 fret
  • Back/Sides : Figured Koa
  • Top: German spruce, Bearclaw
  • Neck: 1 Piece Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Tuners: Gold Gotoh 510s
  • Nut: Bone
  • Saddle: Bone
  • OHSC

Body dimensions:

  • Body Length: 19 5/8?
  • Upper Bout: 11 1/8?
  • Lower Bout: 15 1/2?
  • Scale Length: 25.4?
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4?
  • Strings Spacing: 2 3/16?


  • Headplate: Brazilian rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: Blank
  • Fret Markers: None
  • Body Bindings: Rosewood
  • Top Trim: Violin lines
  • Back Strip: Wood strip
  • Rosette: Handmade mosiac, bound soundhole
  • Bridge pins: Ebony


  • Playwear: Modest
  • Cracks / repairs: None
  • Action: Low
  • Saddle: Lots of room to spare

This is a guest post from Terence Tan. He blogs at GuitarBench.com.

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