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The guitar plays beautifully and comfortably, with a soft-V neck profile and parlor-size body. The Brazilian rosewood back and sides provides a warm tone when gently finger-picked, and a loud, balanced projection when heavily strummed. The full low end and sparkling treble that are widely attributed to rosewood guitars come through on the ROS-697, making it sound as good as it looks.
Recent bridge reglue and setup with a fresh set of 12-53 D'Addario Phosphor Bronze strings.
This guitar shows some signs of playwear, specifically the picking area. There are some hairline cracks in the gloss finish on the right side of the sound hole, as well as a nick in the finish on the lip of the sound hole. Some other hairline cracks in the finish are visible around the bridge. There are some 1-3mm nicks in the headstock near each tuning machine. On the back of the guitar, wood grain imperfections are visible near the heel and on the lower bout, with a small nick on the heel.
|Top Material:||AAA Sitka Spruce|
|Back/Sides Material:||Solid Brazilian Rosewood|
|Neck Material:||Solid Mahogany|
|Neck Profile:||Soft V|
|Case:||Recording King Hardshell with Crushed Green Interior|
|Weight:||4lbs 7 oz|