2012 Twigg-Smith (Vermont-made) Jumbo Guitar

The consignor who dropped this off had it built for him by the builder, Jason Twigg-Smith, back in 2012. He mostly plays electric guitars and bass, so it's just not getting the use it deserves.

This is built along the lines of a J-200 - a 17" wide body with lots of depth, a long scale, and flamed maple all over the back, sides, and neck. It's got an authoritative, big, forward sort-of voice that loves open, cowboy-style chords and bass runs. It also sounds great all over the board, but I can see this being perfect as a band-backer. It's got that sound and a certain amount of clear chunk to it to drive things home.

Gushing aside, it plays perfectly and has been stable as long as I've known it. It was playing on-spec after a mild setup the last time I saw it the better part of a year ago and it was playing on-spec when I pulled it out of the case to record a video this time around. It's also been babied and has only the most minor wear on it. The frets barely look like they've had any action on them.

Repairs included: light setup...

Top wood: solid spruce

Back & sides wood: solid flamed maple

Bracing type: x

Bridge: ebony

Fretboard: ebony

Neck wood: flamed maple

Action height at 12th fret: 3/32” bass 1/16” treble (fast, spot-on)
String gauges: 54w-12 lights

Neck shape: slim-med C

Board radius: ~12"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium

Scale length: 25 3/8"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

Body width: 17"

Body depth: 4 3/4"

Condition notes: it's pretty clean throughout with only one small ding on the top that I noticed (pictured). The top does have a clear pickguard on it that's hard to see (pictured) and, as you'd expect, the finish shows mild lining and some pocking on the spruce top from expansion/contraction on the grain. This is somewhat common to guitars with a thin finish. You can see a little bit of what I mean in the contrasty/glare pic of the pickguard. It's not obvious unless you've got the guitar at an angle where glare hits it just right.

It comes with: a nice, hard, TKL case.