Guitar Gallery has the widest selection of premium guitars in South Africa. South Africa has some amazing guitar builders and Hans van den Berg is definitely one of them. Guitar Gallery has this beautiful pre-owned Berg Concert Classical Supreme Spruce Double Top in stock and it is in mint condition.
Van den Berg builds traditional instruments and uses Spanish construction methods for all of his instruments. The sides of his guitars consist of two layers – each 2mm thick and consisting of Rosewood and Kiaat bent separately and then laminated in a jig under high clamping pressure. This is a feature taken from the Friederich design to improve sustain. Hans takes great care when preparing the fingerboard surface and fretwork to ensure ease of playability and clear sound at an easy action. The neck profile has evolved with input from performers to achieve the comfortable profile of his current instruments. The bridge is very light and utilizes the 12-hole tie method for the strings. This ensures a sharper breaking angle over the saddle which he believes contributes to the clarity of the instrument.
Scale: 650 mm nut width: 52 mm
Double Top: Swiss Spruce grade AAAS outside and western red cedar grade aa inside with Nomex core
Back & Sides: Indian rosewood 1st-grade · double sides - Kiaat inner sides · African blackwood joint strip for back 5 mm wide with WBW purfling either side neck
Honduras mahogany fingerboard
West African ebony with African Blackwood binding & Mother of Pearl markers at 3,5,7,9 & 12.
Bridge: East Indian rosewood with inlay to match rosette wood binding
African blackwood with integrated arm bevel Aiaat purfling side and back purfling - wbw 3 x 0,3 = 0.9mm thick face of the head
African Blackwood rosette
Figured Kiaat and with Kiaat purfling to match top border (detail to be confirmed) saddle & nut.
Compensated saddle and nut made from bone finish
Gloss lacquer frets
Silver nickel – medium machine heads
Shaller tuners gold with ebony button