The G-60 line is a rosewood guitar that can be built in any of the body shapes that we offer. The G-60 was designed by the new owner, who was turning 60 years of age, with an emphasis upon finger-style playing and an earthy, visual aesthetic with rosewood binding and a single band rosewood rosette. Rosewood provides clear, bright highs with enhanced lows so the mids are not as pronounced as mahogany guitars. Some refer to rosewood having a metallic nature with its dark and complex sound that offers rich overtones. There were five original G-60s built during the 1960s before the model was discontinued.
For the soundboard, we use Western Red Cedar which is less dense than spruce and produces a slightly darker tone and richer overtones. Red Cedar has emerged as an interesting top tone wood for players looking for that specific sound which is often described as a warmer, fuller, mellower sound. Cedar often sounds more mature “out of the box.” Cedar top guitars are often desired by finger-style guitar players. We are very pleased with the clear bass and mid-range along with the crisp, clear highs this guitar produces.
The appointments are consistent on all guitars in the G-60 line regardless of body size.
- Wenge bridge and rosewood fretboard
- Side markers only on fretboard
- Rosewood binding for body
- Gallagher “G” on headstock
- Single band rosewood rosette
- Maple side and back purfling
- BWB top purfling/trim
- Ebony end pin and bridge pins
- Grover open gear tuners with wooden knobs
As a guitar line, the G-60 can be built in any of the body sizes. (see chart below) All woods and appointments are the same.