Look, we like guitars... We've got Guilds and Martins and Taylors and Gibson®s and Lowdens strewn all over our shop. Our goal with the XV580SS was to deliver the highest quality ALL SOLID WOODS instrument at the lowest price every seen for such a guitar.
We've hand picked the SOLID Indian rosewood for the back and sides- We've hand-selected the solid SITKA Spruce top. We oversee the construction directly. This is a guitar you can take anywhere, play in any setting, in a room with any number of more expensive instruments and hold your head up high.
The nut and saddle are hand cut BONE. Bracing is in the classic X-Pattern with hand-carved scalloped braces. The headstock is a stunning construction of Rosewood over maple over ebony- to reveal an elegant all-wood "binding". As you can see this instrument offers premium appointments, with gold premium tuners with ebony buttons, deluxe inlays, and body with elegant abalone purfling and rosette.
This is a delicate, expressive guitar with an explosive power. Bass notes are rich and distinct, midrange is balanced and very, very open- high end is so delicate and musical. It's a really beautiful guitar, but in appearance, playability and sound.
To ensure a great out of the box experience, each XV580SS is strung with USA Daddario Strings.