David MacCubbin ES-001 Spruce/Ziricote Acoustic Guitar

Regular price $ 4,995.00

First presented at the 2017 Artisan Guitar Show April 7-9, 2017, guitar ES-001 is the first Ensemble Series body style guitar, with an Adirondack Spruce top and Ziricote back and sides. The scale length is 24.9 inches (short scale). Body width is 14.5 inches at the lower bout, 11 inches at the upper bout, with a depth of 4 inches at the tail.

Bindings are Western Flamed Maple.

The headstock veneer is ebony and the rosette is a 3 color wood braid within an ebony ring. Wood braid inlay on the end graft also matches the rosette pattern.

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  • Ziricote back and sides
  • Adirondack Spruce top
  • Honduras Mahogany neck
  • Ensemble Series body style
  • 14 1/2 inch lower bout
  • 4 inch depth at tail
  • 24.9 inch scale length
  • 1 3/4 inch nut width
  • 2 1/4 inch string spacing at bridge
  • Bound Ebony fretboard and Ebony bridge
  • Custom braided knot fretboard markers with black, white and gold MOP
  • Western Flamed Maple bindings and end graft
  • Wood braid inlay on endgraft
  • Three color wood braid on ebony rosette 
  • Black/white purfling lines top, back and sides
  • Ebony headstock plate with black/maple accents
  • MOP "M" logo on headstock
  • Ziricote headstock backplate
  • Ziricote heelcap with inlayed braid pattern
  • Cosmo black Gotoh 510 tuners
  • MOP fretboard side dots
  • Ebony bridge pins with MOP dots
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Hardshell case included

House of Musical Traditions is proud to represent MacCubbin Guitars, built by David MacCubbin in the Baltimore, MD area. MacCubbin guitars are played by many renowned guitarists, including our friend (and former salesperson) Robin Bullock. We can also facilitate a custom order for you - please contact us for more information.
Following a lifelong love of woodworking as a hobby, having worked with cabinetry, home construction projects, furniture building and refinishing, David MacCubbin started his lutherie career in 2002, building his first guitar using William Cumpiano's and Jonathan Natelson's textbook "Guitarmaking, Tradition and Technology" as his guide. He took the opportunity to study with William Cumpiano in 2003 at his Northampton, Massachusetts shop. Since that time, David has continued to develop his lutherie skills, transitioning from a part-time guitarmaker to full time luthier in early 2007. He also attended Ervin Somogyi's guitar voicing master class in 2007, where he gained much greater insight into the relationships among choice of woods, top bracing patterns, construction techniques, and their effects on the resultant sound and response of the guitar.
Building guitars for fingerstyle players is the focus of David's efforts, and using the skills and knowledge he has gained from his teachers and continued development through his own experimentation, he works to achieve the perfect balance in playability, tone, sustain, and impeccable workmanship. He pays very strict attention to details, both inside the guitar and what is visible to the player. When commissioned to build a custom guitar, he works closely with the player to understand all of the player's requirements and desires, and maintain this close communication throughout the building process.
David MacCubbin's shop is located in suburban Baltimore, MD, where he builds about 10 to 12 guitars a year. He also works as a guitar repair technician at Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe in Catonsville, MD. For more information, see maccubbinguitars.com