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.

Full Specifications

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

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