2018 Douglass Scott Classical Guitar

This is my new 2018 Douglass Scott Classical Guitar. He did a wonderful job on the guitar. It has a clear, elegant, and focused sound and I love the feel of the smaller scale length and body of the instrument. I’ve tried out many of his guitars before and knew that I had to put an order in last year. His guitars have a really great responsive ‘pop’ to the trebles all within a sweet and sustained sound. His unique bracing design and the small body on this one is surprisingly loud and projects very clearly but without the over the top mid-range that some doubletops produce (not all of course). I’ve tried many guitars lately but Scott guitars won me over! This will be my main instrument from now on and I’m very pleased with it. Since this is a small scale with a smaller body and other interesting features I thought I’d demo/review it for you. Maybe you just want to learn about new instruments or you’re interested in buying a Scott. Enjoy. YouTube Demo Link (4k): You switch to high HD by clicking the cog button while watching the video.

Luthier Website: scottclassicalguitars.com
Douglass Scott Guitars are based in Ladysmith, BC, Canada.

2018 Douglass Scott Classical Guitar

  • 632mm scale length with smaller body
  • Elevated fingerboard, sound port with magnetic cover, armrest
  • Indian rosewood back and sides, Western red cedar soundboard
  • Spanish cedar neck, ebony fingerboard and arm rest
  • Gotoh 35AR510 tuners
  • Hiscox Artist Case (will be reviewed separately)

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15 Comments

  1. Beautiful guitar! I am a small person, too, and much prefer smaller guitars – much more comfortable to play and so they’re easier to play for longer periods. I’ll check out his website.
    Quick question: what are the advantages of a 12-hole bridge? I haven’t seen this before. Thanks!

  2. Hello Bradford, my guitar don’t has an armrest. I cannot find any info or comment on separate armrest to aplicate on a guitar curvature. Could you provide info and advicing on such a device? Thanks, Jos from Holland

  3. Alex Beascoechea on

    You explained why sometimes you prefer to close the port. You have a beautiful “door” (that probably came with your new guitar?). Do you know if such a nice solution (magnet based or other) is offered somewhere. Or just from Douglass.

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