Cole Clark Guitars combine classical construction with innovative design, sustainably sourced woods and the world’s most natural sounding pickup to produce a stronger, lighter, unique instrument for the modern acoustic player.
Cole Clark steel string acoustic guitars are the only main stream 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 is attached, mostly with a bolt or dove tail join. The integral neck construction is essential for our advanced pickup technology and gives our guitars a unique character. Cole Clark also has a carved top and back and uses a ridge system to join the sides to the top and back instead of kerfing.
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’, our 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, a face sensor that can be blended in to hear frequencies in the mid to high range (350hz maximum crossover) and a condenser microphone shelved to hear only extreme highs. For a detailed description of our preamp, check out our pickups page.
Cole Clark guitars are all solid timber using mostly native Australian tone woods that are largely sustainable. Take a look at a detailed list of our timbers.