This Leo Posch MGA-RW Multi-scale/fan fret guitar is a unique piece made especially for those who love drop tunings. You have a normal 25.4" scale on the high side and a 26" scale on the low string, though this works beautifully for standard tunings as well. The depth and clarity in the drop tunings, though, is really great and though the frets appear to be a challenge, it's a more comfortable player than you'd ever imagine—and opens up immense creative possibilities.
Kansas luthier Leo Posch hand selected the Adirondack (Red) Spruce and Indian Rosewood back and sides for this MGA, as he does for all 20 of the instruments he builds in a year—always keeping stiffness and tonal potential first and foremost. Inspired by vintage '20s - '40s guitars, Posch uses old world craftsmanship including hide glue which dries harder—another reason his instruments resonate so beautifully. All of his build techniques result in a remarkably responsive instrument that is a real joy to play. He finished this MGA with light French polish shellac before adding the traditional nitrocellulose lacquer finish—all steps to achieve the best tone.
The nutwidth here is a comfortable 1 3/4", with an Ebony fretboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, and Waverly tuners. This Leo Posch MGA-RW comes with a hard case too.
||Adirondack (Red) Spruce
|Back and Sides
||High string scale: 25.4", low string scale: 26"
||1 3/4", bone nut
||Ebony, bone saddle
||Waverly, Ivoroid buttons
||Hard case included
||Great for drop tunings, DADGAD, also standard tuning