Fahey Requinto 006

  • Very Good Condition
  • Year: 2000
  • Includes Hard Shell Case
  • Serial #: 006


We are proud to showcase another one of the fine, and unique instruments owned by the late Leo Crandall of Syracuse NY. This particular instrument was one of three built by Syracuse builder, Fahey dated September of 2000. A very fine instrument featuring both an arched top as well as back, and an oval soundhole - this instrument has a very harp like quality to it, and projects beautifully. The body is made of a nice cedar top that does have some cracks which have been repaired - mainly one parallel to the treble side of the fingerboard repaired with a cloth brace, and a longer, but no longer crack parallel to the 1st string on the lower bout - which was simply repaired with glue. The sides appear to be a nice light wood, likely Monkeypod, which is in nice shape less a sealed crack on the waist of the bass side. The back is made up of three woods, the darker appears to be stained mahogany with a center piece of nicely figured maple. The lower bout measures 15 7/8" across. The tailpiece is built out of a nice dark ebony with a very well done "Tree of Life"esque abalone inlay. A small part of the inlay has unfortunately fallen out. The neck is made of a nice single piece of mahogany with a thick piece of Brazilian rosewood for the fingerboard. It currently is strung with slightly heavier strings and tuned G-g. The action measures an even 6/64" in height at the twelfth fret. The frets show some signs of a level crown and polish, but given that it is strung with nylon strings, it is likely that it will not need fret work in the near future for most players. The peghead overlay appears to be made of possibly cocobolo or another highly figured wood - and it is likely that it had a plate mounted at one point in time, as there are 6 small screw holes in its face. It has a wide 2 1/8" nut width, and has a a 20.5" scale. It is outfitted with a passive pickup. This is a very finely built instrument that is surely to impress it's next owner. Comes with a hardshell case.


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