DETAILS AND PHOTOS
The Nouveau Nylon is a classical hybrid model. The body size is basically the same as a classical, but the neck joins the body at the 14th fret, it has a cutaway, and the fingerboard is slightly radiused and is slightly narrower than a classical. This model was designed for those who desire the sound of a nylon string guitar and the enhanced ease of playability and increased fingerboard speed and access. It is ideal for jazz, bossa nova, fingerstyle, and contemporary classical, and was designed with amplification for stage performance in mind. The soundboard of this particular Nouveau Nylon is master grade Cedar which gives the guitar sound warmth and depth. The bridge on this guitar is made of Indian Rosewood, and the binding, rosette, and end graft are Madagascar Rosewood. The fingerboard and headplate are Ebony.
The back and sides on this Nouveau Nylon are Brazilian Rosewood.
The binding is Madagascar Rosewood. The neck is carved Honduran
Mahogany with a Brazilian heel cap.
The end graft is made of Madagascar Rosewood which matches the binding
and rosette. All the purflings are hand mitered.
Looking down over the shoulder and back of a Brazilian Rosewood Nouveau Nylon, details of the purfling and miters can be seen.
The headplate is made of Ebony and has the mother of pearl Russell Guitars
logo. Schaller tuners are installed on this particular Nouveau Nylon.
This shows the Honduran Mahogany upper neck and headstock, back view,
and the Schaller tuners.
A rosette made of sixteen tiles of Madagascar Rosewood was inlaid on the Cedar soundboard. Black and Maple purfling borders the Madagascar tiles. The end of the Ebony fingerboard is slightly radiused.
This bridge is made of Indian Rosewood, and the tie block is Madagascar Rosewood.
Nouveau Nylon, showing Brazilian Rosewood side and shoulder, Cedar top, and Madagascar Rosewood binding with black and Maple purfling.