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Martinez Guitars The CROSSOVER series Crossover Florentine Madagascar RW EQ guitar MadagascarRW
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Model : Crossover Florentine-cut Madagascar RW EQ guitar, solid Spruce top & Madagascar Rosewood back/side, Ebony fretboard, Neck truss-rod, full bindings, special rosette, Fishman Presys (built in tuner) EQ, neck/body joint at fret 12th.
note : also available the Crossover Bolivian Rosewood model and the Crossover (Indian) Rosewood model !!
=== 2014 new arrival === the hottest CrossOver Guitar ====
Price quoted : with a free deluxe hard-case after less discount, if you need another deluxe padded guitar bag, please ask for the CrossRock padded guitar bag's competitive rate while you buy this model
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The Crossover Florentine cut guitar is the choice for classic guitarist who want to embrace on new music journey (bossanova, jazz, blues) without leaving their nylon string natural feels but wanted narrower neck-width (fretboard) with semi-radius neck (the radius is 20" instead of 16" for typical acoustic guitars). Unlike the clumsy full size classic guitar width (normal classic neck width = 52mm) with no radius, the Crossover guitar's 48mm nut width is good enough to perform for any hard-core classic repertoires while your heart & soul will give 100% nod when you share the same guitar for new era music such as blues, bossanova & Jazz. If you feel difficult to hold bar chords progression on your traditional classical guitar, then try this model & you will get instant improvement by yourself.
For acoustic guitarist native, the CrossOver is the best bridging guitar and embrace your acoustic fingerstyle on this narrower nylon string neck, without sacrificing too much on the radius neck feeling that you have been familiar with. The resonance ? you will amaze on the quality of this guitar top vibration & harmonics, something that a native X-bracing acoustic guitar will never deliver, this could be your favourite nylon strings guitar.
The Crossover naturally comes with low action strings set up and with the double actions truss rod, it fetures more freedom to decide on your final setting, in contrary, it is impossible to do it in a typical classic guitar. The saddle is with cow bone quality.
To the pure classic guitarist, the semi radius 20" fretboard with neck width 48mm remain the better choice, you will play fast scales with less mistakes and less stressfull strecthes among fingers. The strings spacing on the saddle/bridge remain the same measurement = 59 mm. The neck shape is C shape with 20.5 mm thickness is the slimmest in the industry.
The head machines come with white pearl buttons, custom gold metal chrome plate design.
Why Madagascar Rosewoood ?
This is an exotic rosewood, if the wood' grains is carefully book-matched, it is very eye catching guitar. The trees only grow in Madagascar island, recently the local authority reinstated the ban on lodging & illegal exporting of the endanger Madagascar Rosewood species. Quoted from National Geographic news in March 2010.
As good as Brazilian Rosewood's density & grains (exportation of brazilian rosewood are curbed with CITES document approval by local government) but Madagascar Rosewood although very rare in supplies but it does not subject to CITES approval yet (maybe coming soon !).
Madagascar Rosewood = Dalbergia Baronii, this fine rosewood timber species grows in lowland rainforest, often in marshy areas and near mangroves in Eastern Madagascar island. These forests have been greatly reduced. Large individuals are rare because of overexploitation, status is "Vulnerable" or nearly "Endanger" species

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2010/03/29/madagascar_rosewood_ban_reaction/

The Crossover Florentine cut guitar' tones & physical character
At 12th fret neck/body joint, you feel that this is a comfortable version of typical classic guitar and the florentine cut body makes easy access to higher frets especially those who creates music at fret 17 - 18 - 19 - there is no problem at all as ample of access, thanks to Florentine cut design. The steel fretwires are fat wires sizes with the ebony fretboard and superb fretting quality makes fingers feel better when laying on the frets.
The guitar deliver superb high frequency (trebles) resonance, offer clarity on mid tones while sustain and powerfull deep basses. Thanks to the choice of European Spruce top which help reshape the tonality to sweet & clear tones.
Luthier Guitar Centre is Martinez International Distributor and we constantly introduce the best guitar models with unique specification for it's purposes. You may want to choose the CrossOver guitar when the above pro points does makes sense for your music journey.

 
Model no CROSSOVER FLORENTINE MADAGASCAR RW 
Series CROSSOVER CUSTOM SERIES 
Color variant GLOSS NATURAL 
Top SOLID GERMAN SPRUCE 
Back/side SOLID MADAGASCAR ROSEWOOD 
Cutaway/Full body FLORENTINE CUT STYLE 
Finish HG (High Gloss)
 
Electronic
Brand FISHMAN PRESYS + 
Features built-in Tuner
Volume
Bass
Middle
Trebles
Phase
Notch Filter
Under saddle Piezzo Electric PU
Brilliant & Battery check
Battery
Output Jack 1/4” JACK
Fret-board
F-board wood
No of frets
Position marks
SOLID EBONY 
Tap Plate/Golpador None
Head machines  
Head machines DELUXE CUSTOM GOLD CHROME 
Body binding ROSEWOOD, MULTI LININGS 
Nut & Saddle Bone
Est. Weight incl packing (Kg)  
Est. Weight incl packing (Kg)  
  • Amazingly easy for left hand fingers : either bar chords progression, complex & speedy scales, upper and lower frets, you can do them all without fuzzy
  • Acoustic guitarist find this model as an attractive choice of nylon strings guitar
  • Classical native guitarist find this model as their choice without leaving their nylon strings root.
  • A few classic guitarist chose this model to play any hard core classic guitar pieces, simply because the narrower neck & semi radius makes them play the same song with less mistaken
  • "... Madagascar exotic woods back/side for a Crossover Florentine cut guitar ? WOW ! ...."
     
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Crossover Florentine Madagascar RW EQ guitar
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SGD 3,450.00
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