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Slava and Leonard Grigoryan both play Jim Redgate double top guitars, click to hear the track 'Prayer Flags in a Bright Wind"

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OdairAssad and his Jim Redgate double top.

NEW Jim Redgate Cedar Double top - please contact me for ordering information
Top: Cedar double top - Sides & Back: Rosewood
Scale: 650 mm • Origin: Australia
Price: $14,950
(actual price subject to exchange rate at time of purchase) - Please contact me for ordering information

Ana Vidovics new CD recorded with her Jim Redgate guitar

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OdairAssad and his Jim Redgate double top, Guitarist Classical Acoustic (France)

Guitarist Classic Acoustic (France) magazine feature article on Jim Redgate guitars.

Jim's guitars have been my most popular guitars for more than a decade now. As Jim's world wide exclusive dealer I have seen virtually every guitar he has built for years and he never ceases to amaze me. There are Redgate owners in virtually every country now, and artists such as Ana Vidovic, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, Ralph Towner and Odair Assad have all acquired Redgate instruments. Please contact me to discuss the various styles, options and features of Jim's guitars and for details about how you can place an order for a custom Redgate of your own.

Jim Redgate is one of the only builders, perhaps the only builder who builds world class lattice braced guitars and world class fan braced double top guitars. It is a tribute to his unique skills and abilities as one of the worlds finest Luthiers that he is able to build so well in these two very different styles.

Jim's double top guitars are the result of years of focused and highly successful development. He was initially inspired by a Dammann guitar that he acquired from me. With blessings from Matthias himself, Jim used his own Dammann as a launching point and reference point from which to develop his own unique rendition of a fine double top. At this point his double top guitars are purely "Redgate" in nature as he has combined his years as of knowledge building fine lattice braced guitars with his studies of double tops including Dammann, the result of which is one of the most beautiful and individually pure sounding double tops available. When Odair Assad decided began to search for a guitar that had it all, and that could bring his internal visions to his solo performances he selected a Jim Redgate fan braced double top guitar. When we spoke he was thrilled with the power, the subtlety, the responsiveness and the unique and delightful tonal character of his Redgate double top and told me that he plans to perform his solo efforts using this guitar. As a nice 'side bar' to this story, when Odair was interviewed for the French magazine "Guitarist Classical Acoustic" one of the contributing editors was so taken with the Redgate that he ordered one for himself and is planning a feature article on Jim's guitars! The neck is slightly elevated for ease of playing and Jim's neck carve is among the best out there. Creamy rich basses and full round singing trebles are augmented by a warm and varied tonal palette to produce a highly refined and beautiful personality. Inspiring, convincing and emotional guitars. Another supreme offering from one of the world's best builders.

To learn more click here to visit the Jim Redgate homepage, and feel free to contact me directly for the answers to any questions you have or to discuss placing an order.


Graf CW03 Celtic WeaveTuners: $890 (includes shipping to Australia)

Premium Rosewood and soundboard: $1,000

While all of JIm's woods are superior, Jim reserves the very best rosewood and soundboards for clients who select this option

German Spruce soundboard: $200

Arm rest: $250

Left handed guitar: $200

Short scale guitar: $200

Karura carbon fiber Artist Touring Case: $1395

Padded cover for Karura case: $185

Full French Polished (entire guitar): $800

Top French Polished, back and sides Lacquer: $400

Position markers on 5 and 7 N/C

20th half fret N/C

Ported Bridge N/C

Elevated fingerboard N/C

12 hole tie block N/C

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