Founded in Victoria, Australia in 2001, Cole Clark combines classical construction with innovative design and manufacturing techniques to produce a lighter, stronger, unique guitar with a natural amplified sound.
Cole Clark steel string acoustic guitars are the only mainstream acoustic to use a Spanish heel or integral neck construction. This means the neck is glued to the face along with the sides and the back so the neck is one piece all the way to the sound hole. On other guitars, the body is made then the neck attached, mostly with a bolt or dove tail join. Due to this method, the sound is unique. Cole Clark also has a carved top and back and uses a ridge system to join the sides to the top and back.
The Cole Clark patented pickup system is the most acoustic sounding pickup available.
Aimed at finding a more natural tone when amplified and eliminating piezo ‘quack’, these pickups comprise different elements that only hear certain frequencies which they’re best equipped to handle. This is done using a combination of 6 loaded piezos under the saddle for bottom end, and a face sensor that can be blended in to hear frequencies in the mid to high range (350hz maximum crossover).
Cole Clark guitars are all solid timber using mostly native Australian tone woods that are largely sustainable.
- All solid timber full body, 12 string dreadnought with internally carved top and back
- Cole Clark pickup system with B Band electronics
- Finish: Nitrocellulose (natural satin)
- Neck: Qld Maple
- Top: Solid Bunya
- Back and sides: Queensland Maple
- Inlaid timber rosette
- Bridge/Fretboard: She Oak
- Inlays: Dot
- Machine Heads: Grover
- Nut/Saddle: Graph Tech Tusq
- Nut Width: 50mm / 1.97″
The Fat Lady series forms the backbone of Cole Clark’s main product range. They are well designed, beautifully built, and great sounding instruments which have found an international following in relatively quick time. So they must be doing it right.
This guitar is a good example of the Cole Clark ethos – sustainably sourced Australian timbers, high quality build, and great value for money.
This is a one owner guitar, played only at home and kept in its case between occasional outings. It is in excellent condition, with little evidence of player wear. Frets are fine, neck is straight, truss rod works properly. No structural or cosmetic issues, and a big, rich sound.
Comes in its original hard case in excellent condition.