- Inspection and Set-up
- Humidity Care
*Photos shown are of the actual guitar. Serial NumberÂ 21220841474.
Acoustic-Electric Guitar Designed for the acoustic guitarist who demands the highest standards in an instrument, this Cole Clark 2 Series Fat Lady (Dreadnought) guitar is the go-to choice for every player looking to have ultimate control of both the acoustic and plugged-in performance environments.
Cole Clark's unique construction techniques like the Spanish Heel neck joint and internally-carved top and back timbers allow for a lighter, stronger guitar that is optimized for ultimate plugged-in performance. All guitars are Plek'd to ensure perfect fret level, and provide the highest standards of playability and intonation. Cole Clark guitars feature a thin Nitrocellulose Satin finish to allow the beautiful, sustainably-sourced, natural timbers to breathe and be tonally unrestricted.
- Cole Clark Patented 3-Way Pickup System gives the most natural and versatile plugged-in sound
- 100% Sustainably-Sourced Solid Australian Timbers completed with a Satin Nitrocellulose finish
- Unique construction techniques like Spanish Heel neck joint, Internally carved Top and Back Timbers
- Fully-integrated pickup system
- Plek machine used to achieve exacting standards of playability and intonation
- Redwood top timbers brings harmonically complex and very open tones
- Crafted in Melbourne Australia and delivered in a professional quality Hard Case
- All solid timber cutaway dreadnought with internally carved top and back
- Made entirely from sustainably sourced timbers
- Cole Clark 3-way pickup system
- Finish: Nitrocellulose (natural satin)
- Neck: Queensland Maple
- Top: Australian grown, AA grade American Redwood
- Back and sides: AA grade Australian Blackwood
- Inlaid timber binding, purfling and mosaic rosette
- Bridge/Fretboard: Blackwood/Satin Box
- Inlays: Snowflake
- Machine Heads: Grover gold
- Nut/Saddle: Graph Tech Tusq
- Strings: Elixir â€“ Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53
- Nut Width: 44mm/1.73â€³
- Radius: 12â€³
- Scale length: 25.5â€³
- Cole Clark Hardcase â€“ Tweed
- Pickguard supplied in case
- NOT for percussive playing
- Grain may vary
At Easy Music Center, we care for our instruments from the moment they arrive to when they ship to your door. All instruments are stored in a climate controlled environment and put through a 12-point inspection checklist before being shipped.
First, we check the finish of the instrument, carefully inspecting any blemishes on the surface. Next, we check the playability and setup by inspecting and adjusting the truss rod (if available), bridge, nut, and frets to manufacturer factory specifications. Any request made outside of manufacturer factory specifications can incur additional charges for parts and labor. If the instrument has electronics, we test all of the electronic components to make sure they are functioning properly.
After a thorough inspection, we then move on to maintenance. We start by lubricating any moving parts on the instrument, such as tuning machines. We then move on to cleaning and oiling the fretboard along with the frets.
Once maintenance is done, we stretch and tune the strings and play test the instrument. After this, we do a final inspection and clean/detail the instrument before packing it up for shipment.
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Acoustic guitars and ukulele are made of wood, and wood is sensitive to changes in climate. Shifts in temperature or relative humidity can affect your instrument in multiple ways, some of which can lead to costly repairs if you’re not careful. Solid woods in particular are especially prone to the effects of climate fluctuation. For example, extended exposure to low relative humidity (below 40% RH) can dry out the wood, causing it to shrink and run the risk of cracking. Similarly, excessive humidity can cause the wood to absorb moisture and swell, potentially causing other problems. Without adequate humidity control (especially in drier local climates), acoustic instruments can crack and their necks can warp, causing problems with fretting, intonation and playability.
So how do you prevent this kind of damage? Easy: by keeping your guitars and ukulele properly humidified (ideally between 40-60% RH). The easiest way to do this is by storing your instruments in a case with a case two-way humidifier inside. A two-way humidifier will slowly absorb or release moisture inside your case, maintaining humidity to help ensure your instrument doesn’t suffer damage. Using a digital hygrometer can help you monitor humidity levels around your instrument.
Symptoms of a dry acoustic instrument:
- Low action. Strings are very close to the fretboard.
- Hump on the fretboard where the neck joins the body.
- Sunken top across the soundboard between bridge and fingerboard.
- The back of instrument looks very flat when it is dried out.
- Sharp fret ends extend beyond the edge of the fretboard.
- The plane of the neck angle on a dry instrument hits above the top of the bridge.
Symptoms of a wet acoustic instrument:
- High action. Strings that are unusually high off the fretboard, making it difficult to play.
- Unusually swollen top
- Unusual warp on the top, back or both at the end-block
- Improper neck angle. Sighting the neck to the bridge, the frets will appear to hit below the bridge.
The D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System
Using patented technology, the D’Addario Two-Way Humidification System features disposable, moisture-filled packets with a breathable membrane that provides two-way humidity control, meaning it can either release or absorb moisture to consistently maintain a predetermined relative humidity (RH) level of 45-50 percent.
Music Nomad Humilele Ukulele Humidifier
Music Nomad the leader in equipment care products, has developed an easy to use, no mess, and low maintenance Ukulele humidifier. The Humilele rests securely on top of the strings to safely and evenly hydrate your Ukulele to avoid these problems.
Final Notes on Humidity Control
To monitor the amount of humidity your instrument is receiving, we recommend the purchase of a digital hygrometer, a device that gauges and provides a read-out of humidity levels. It can be kept in the room where you store your instruments, or, better yet, in a central location inside the instrument case, preferably Velcro’d to the outside of the accessories compartment (facing the heel). The optimal range for your guitars and ukulele is 45-55% RH.