We were inspired to curate two cedar Charis guitars after playing a lovely cedar maple parlor that passed through the store earlier. This cedar build is paired with highly flamed maple back and sides to add articulation and clarity to a sweet and big cedar tone.
Red cedar is much more responsive than any spruce tops and has the benefit of lush overtones and a full bottom end. Cedar tops require a significantly shorter break-in period than spruce tops, giving them a big voice even when newly commission.
Maple on the otherhand, tends to be more acoustically transparent than other tonewoods. They allow tonal characteristics of the top wood to be heard without coloration, resulting in great clarity of tone.
This is easily our most aesthetically pleasing guitar in the house. We love its broad tonal spectrum and articulation. Priced considerably lower than its counterparts, this guitar is in our opinion, one of the most value for money Charis Acoustics in our collection right now.
Charis SJ decked in premium wood and luxurious appointments with a classy florentine cutaway. All our Charis guitars are built with only AAAA and Mastergrade woods. Expect luxurious appointments and an elegant florentine cutaway on every piece.
Highly flamed koa binding and mother of pearl purfling across a lovely mastergrade cedar spruce top.
Charis' unique "Doves in flight" fingerboard inlays comprises of nine doves etched intricately with mother of pearl. Stainless steel frets and flame koa purfling stretches across the entire ebony fingerboard.
Triple ring rosette decorated with cocobolo and mother of pearl separated by black and white lines.
Ebony bridged polished to a shine etched with a pair of doves in mother of pearl. A bone saddle provides for additional tonal richness and sustain.
Fully quartered old-growth maple back and sides with highly flamed koa backstrip running down the center adorned with highly flamed koa binding.
Polished flame koa heel cap with 5-piece neck in Mahogany/Maple/Rosewood/Maple/Mahogany.
Ebony headstock with mother of pearl purfling complete with a matching koa Charis logo outlined in mother of pearl.
Gold Gotoh 510 tuners with matching curly koa tuning buttons provides for additional tuning stability and precision.
Front view of Charis SJ with Cedar top and flame maple back and sides.
Back view of Charis SJ with Cedar top and flame maple back and sides.
Body Style : SJ
Cutaway : Florentine cutaway
Top : Cedar spruce
Back & Sides : Flamed maple (Fully Quartered)
Backstrip : Highly flamed koa
Bindling : Highly flamed koa
Rosette : Cocobolo / Mother of pearl / Cocobolo
Top Purfling : Mother of pearl Side Purfling : B/W Lines
Back Purfling : B/W Lines
Neck : Mahogany / Maple / Rosewood / Maple / Mahogany
Nut Wide : 1 3/4"
Saddle Spacing : 2 1/4"
Neck Profile : Standard
Scale Length : Standard Scale 25.6"
Heel Cap : Flame Koa
Fingerboard : Ebony
Fingerboard Purfling : Mother of pearl
Fingerboard Markers : Doves in flight (MOP)
Fingerboard Side Markers : 2mm dots
Frets : Stainless Steel
Headstock : Ebony
Headstock Trim : Mother of pearl
Headstock Logo : Koa with MOP outline
Headstock Back : Ebony with ducktail joint
Headstock Back Trim : Flame koa
Tuners : Gold Gotoh 510 with matching koa buttons
Bridge : Ebony with MOP doves
Saddle : Bone
Nut : Bone
Case : Cutsom-fitted Mainstage fibre-glass case with white granite exterior and red interior.
Retail Price : SGD$11900