Soundboard

Back & Sides

12th Fret

Headstock

Bridge/Rosette

Neck/Finish

Carbon Case

Soundboard Construction

Lattice-braced carbon fibre reinforced soundboard design giving the guitars their superior tonal character. The advantage of a lattice design is its lighter weight, superior strength and the shape of the lattice stimulates the soundboard more than a traditional fan-braced guitar. The soundboard is domed which creates structural strength, better air movement withing the guitar box and a finer quality sound.

Classical lattice braced carbon fibre guitar spruce sound board and Brazilian rosewood back and sides by Ziata Guitars™

Back and sides

Made with Brazilian rosewood timber. The back is a brace-less arched back design made to produce maximum volume, projection and tone. The arched back is truly a one of a kind regarding depth of curve which is achieved by using very unique construction methods exclusive to Ziata Guitars™. A brace-less arched back helps to produce a very powerful clean note by strengthening the back to create a better stiffer reflective surface and reduce vibration loss. Also, the stiff brace-less arched back minimises the negative effect that player muffling has on the sound.

Ziata Guitars™ classical lattice braced brazilian rosewood arched back

12th fret position

The 12th fret is slightly further away from the body than other classical guitars. This feature is more useful when playing in the higher positions on the fretboard. By moving the 12th fret, a 20th fret could be installed without obstructing the sound hole and interfering with the air movement.

Ziata Guitars™ Classical lattice braced carbon fibre guitar by Ziata Guitars

Headstock design

This is an original unique design that is simple and elegant, with the source of inspiration being a semi-opened rose bud, ©George Ziatas.

Ziata Guitars™ classical guitar unique headstock shape
Gotoh premium classical guitar tuning machines

Tuning Machines

Gotoh premium series tuning machines are standard on all Ziata guitars.

Bridge & Rosette

The bridge is carved from Padauk timber which is the same species as Rosewood but is much lighter and therefore generates more volume. The rosette is an original designed pattern that is unique to Ziata guitars ©George Ziatas.

Ziata Guitars™ classical guitar bridge, padauk timber.
Ziata Guitars™ original classical guitar rosette

Guitar Neck

The neck is made from Honduras Mahogany and reinforced with carbon fibre producing maximum stiffness which is essential to minimise vibration loss and keep the neck stable to withstand the test of time

Lacquer finish

A two part lacquer provides the guitar with very good protection and is the best available modern blended Lacquer for finishing guitars. This lacquer provides a finish that looks deep and by applying a thinner coat it prevents muffling of the sound. After full curing of the finish the guitar is then buffed to a very high gloss.

Ziata Guitars™ Classical lattice braced carbon fibre with brazilian rosewood arched back.

Ziata carbon fibre case features:

- weight = 3.2KG

- Light weight for less stress on the player's hands.

- High strength in the shell for safe transport of the guitar.

- Shock & impact resistant carbon fibre shell.

- No sharp & minimal metal components to avoid scratching the guitar or rust.

- Scratch resistant exterior cover, water resistant & resistant to marking.

- Superior thermal insulation.

- Soft interior lining and form fitting shape.

Options:

Exterior upholstered material in real cowhide leather

or marine vinyl.
Interior lining available in gold, red, green etc...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Price from: $2,500AUS (for cowhide leather, please enquire)

 

Ziata Guitars™ original custom made carbon fibre Classical guitar case
Ziata Guitars™ original custom made carbon fibre Classical guitar case interior

Fretboard -  Ebony

Bridge -  African Paduak

Back & sides - Brazilian rosewood braceless arched back

Neck - Honduras Mahogany

Headstock veneer - Brazilian Rosewood

Binding - Tasmanian flame Blackwood / Rock Maple

Sound board - Engelmann Spruce or Western Red Cedar

 Inside strutting - Carbon fibre / Lattice braced

Tuning machines - Gotoh premium range tuners

Frets - 20

Scale length - 650mm

Price $10,500 AUS with Karura carbon case e-f $11,500 AUS with Ziata carbon fibre case

FEATURED GUITARIST ROMAN ZORKIN

Luthier George Ziatas (photo 2007)

ZIATA CLASSICAL GUITARS AUDIO

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Ziata Guitars™ Classical lattice braced carbon fibre guitar by Ziata Guitars
Classical lattice braced carbon fibre guitar spruce sound board and Brazilian rosewood back and sides by Ziata Guitars™
Price $10,500 AUS with Karura carbon case e-f $11,500 AUS with Ziata carbon fibre case