Sheppard Madrigal Deep Body Grand Concert w/Venetian Cutaway,

Sheppard Madrigal  Cutaway

Today Word’s Finest Guitars found this wonderious piece of art.  The Sheppard Madrigal Deep Body Grand Concert w/Venetian Cutaway,
Comfort Bevels, and Select Blue Paua Rosette.
– Brazilian Rosewood back and sides.
– Master Grade Swiss Spruce top.
– Bevels on cutaway, lower bout top, and back.
– Select Blue Paua upgrade on rosette and end graft.
– Cosmo Black (Violet) Chrome (or Gold, your choice) Super 510 tuners w/black
composite buttons.
– Cocobolo binding and bevels, end graft.
– Brazilian Rosewood heel cap, headstock overlay.
– Mitered side purfling.
– Mammoth Fossil Ivory nut and saddle.
– Cocobolo bound fingerboard and headstock.
– Standard 25.4″ scale.
– Neck width is 1-3/4″ at nut and 2-1/4″ at 12th fret.
– String spacing at saddle is 2-1/4″.

Straight grained Brazilian Rosewood and Master Grade Swiss spruce for a wonderfully balanced tone across the full spectrum. Check out the three bevels


The   stands for SWEET !

Sheppard Madrigal _Headstock_1

Gerald  Sheppard has been repairing, refinishing, and building guitars for twenty-five years. He has been building guitars exclusively since 1993. Gerald attributes his success and expertise to extensive research, hands-on experience, association with instrument guilds, and feedback from professional musicians and his customers.
His instruments have been used for professional studio work and on stage by today’s top guitarists. Since 2003 Gerald has accepted the invitation of Al Petteway to be the staff instrument builder/luthier for Guitar Week at the world renowned Swannanoa Gathering ( There, attending guitarists can view Gerald’s work in progress, learn about guitar woods, and learn how matching their playing style to a personal guitar design.

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Tone related design features include concentricity of the lower bouts and tuned chamber frequencies. An interesting optional tone related feature is the thirteen fret to the neck design which moves the soundhole, bracing, and bridge to the “sweet spot” closer to the center of the lower bout.

Gerald holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology. After spending most of his professional life in the engineering division of a large manufacturing company where he incorporated Quality Management methodology into industrial and management processes, he now builds 14 to 18 guitars per year as a full time occupation.


Please, Please, check out Gerald’s Website .  And start saving those bucks to add this beauty to your acoustic collection.


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