Acoustic Guitars/Century Quality guitar
QUESTION: Dear Sir,
I would be greatful to you if you could help me find more information about the acoustic guitar Century CG-570. I have tried, but could not find online such information as for example: approximate year and country of production, materials used and any other relevant details.
Thank you in advance for your time and help!
ANSWER: Hi. I will probably not be of much help here but I will try. There is a little buzz about very ornate, bling-y octagonal soundhole Century guitars with novel bridge and string configurations...and I looked at the Acoustic Guitar Forum and the 'Guitarz' blog and there are pictures of these over the top presentation type guitars but no one seems to know very much about them other than they are alledgedly hand built to Taylor specs....Find below links to various sites where they talk about Century guitars and the last link to the over the top Century noe bing offered for thousands on e bay. It is a mystery I cannot solve. Sorry
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thank you very much for your answer! Here are some pictures of this guitar: http://www.ebay.de/itm/191412172611?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m155
Can you please tell from what you see whether the top is from solid wood or this is virtually impossible from what can be seen on the picture. In addition, I have seen on the links you ahve sent to me that Century CG-530 model was produced in Taiwan. Could it be the case that the model I am interested in (CG-570) was also made in Taiwan?
Thank you again for your answer!
If it is just like the guitar you have then yes it is highly probable that this is a Asain made (Tiawan in this case) guitar. It seems to fit. I cannot tell if this is a solid top guitar but here is how to tell. Look to see if the grain fron the top curls around and goes all the way through the wood at the soundhole. If you can see the grain all the way through then it is a solid top...if there are layer lines at the soundhole then it is laminate. Here is a link to many images illustrating what I mean. Good luck!