Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ron Tracy Six String

I've been playing this six string by Ron Tracy for about a month now, and I love it.  It's a beautiful, smaller bodied instrument that really delivers.  The tone is well balanced and clear with great sustain and harmonics -  not as punchy as a traditional dreadnaught nor bottom heavy, but the lower notes do provide a subtly rich foundation for articulate playing.  One of the primary features that drew my eye to it was the cut-away - not too sharp, not too soft, leaving maximal body and top intact for tone and volume.  The action leaves very little to be desired, if anything.  It's a great guitar for singer/songwriter or gigging musician that does a wider variety of acoustic music because it is such a good balance of features, tone and playability.

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Back, Neck & Sides: Mahogany
Top: Spruce
Fingerboard & Bridge: Ebony
Binding & Headstock Face: Imitation Tortoise Shell
Electronics: None
Tuners: Schallers with a Hipshot Drop-D Switch
Special Features: Drop-D Switch on 6th string, Diamond Bridge
Scale: 24.75"

Diamond Bridge

Tortoise Shell Faceplate 

The Mahogany Ron chose for the back and sides is nearly iridescent and balances well with the tortoise shell binding and headstock Face, as well as the simple, elegant rosette.  

About the Builder

Ron Tracy

Ron has been working at Hoffman Guitars for 30 years doing mostly repair work, but is a talented builder and player in his own right.

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