Hanika 56 AF-N

£1,753.73 incl. VAT where applicable

From the Hanika Recital Line, the 56AF-N is a bright but round-toned guitar, made of sustainable European woods.

“It’s fantastic, my God it’s amazing” Grant 8/3/2019

Ivana Solcaniova plays Sonata III, Chanson by Manuel M. Ponce on a Hanika 56AF-N.

If you want the standard  56 AF-N, just click ADD TO BASKET below. However, it  can be customised and built to your chosen specification as a special order. The guitar is sold without a case and you will see a  range of case options when you view your basket/cart.

Non Standard to Special Order. More info on neck profiles
Non-standard to Special Order. More information on Scale Length
Non-standard to Special Order. More information on fingerboards.
Left handed to special order. More information on left-handed guitars.
Available to special order. More information on pickups.
All guitars are inspected and played before dispatch. If you want specific string action we will be happy to do this for you free of charge
Non-standard to Special Order. More Information on Neck Width.
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“It is just wonderful. I have been playing it for nearly a whole day now, and it just has gotten better and better. The craftsmanship is beautiful, it plays easily and I really love the sound. It has a clear, articulate and full voice. I’m sorry to say for you, but I think I have found my dream guitar. I think this will be all I’ll ever need. I restrung it with D’Addario Pro-Arte, the regular nylon set, and I think they made it even better. Warmer and stronger. So, thank you for making this available and for selling it at such a fair price. It’s a piece of art, and I can’t speak highly enough about this.” JR

There is a steady move to replace non-sustainable and endangered scarce tropical hardwoods with native-European and sustainable species. The 56AF-N has a high quality, thermo-modified solid spruce soundboard sourced from Switzerland, solid maple back and sides, cherry neck reinforced with chequers wood, plum fingerboard and maple headstock veneers. The curved bridge is also plum.

Another significant feature of this guitar is the use of thermo-treated woods. Hanika is one of the pioneers among the leading luthiers of Europe to use this process. When used on the soundboard, the spruce has a new mellowness combined with its natural brightness; an extremely attractive combination! Carefully calibrated thermo-treatment is also applied to the maple, cherry, chequers wood and plum.

Soundboard High quality thermo-treated spruce
Soundboard bracing 7-fold, symmetrical, domed
Back and sides Thermo-modified high quality maple
Neck Thermo-modified cherry reinforced with thermo-modified chequers wood
Fingerboard High quality thermo-modified plum
Fret dots At positions 5 and 7
Soundhole rosette Maple
Soundboard binding Curly maple
Back binding Curly maple
Front head plate Maple
Back head plate Maple
Bridge Thermo-modified plum
Nut and saddle material Bone
Saddle design Rearward sloping saddle to maintain intonation at different string action settings
Tuners / Machines heads Rubner R2
Soundboard finish HE matt finish
Body finish HE high-gloss finish
Country of origin Germany
Case / bag Optional extra

The maker reserves the right to change specification without notice

Scale 650mm
Neck/Fingerboard width at nut 52mm
String spacing at nut 42mm
String spacing at bridge 59mm
Neck/Fingerboard width at 12th fret 62mm
Neck profile D-1mm
Number of frets 20
Overall length 1006mm
Body Length 486mm
Body depth at heel 95mm
Body depth at base 102mm
Width upper bout 288mm
Width lower bout 365mm
Width at waist 238mm
Weight 1.6kg

PLEASE NOTE: All measurements above are taken from a single guitar and because wood is a natural material they will very slightly from design specifications.