Monday, November 7, 2016

Tanglewood TAB1CE No. 1

I made this guitar out of what I believe to be a 2015 English made Tanglewood TAB1CE in outstanding condition.  This guitar shows very little sign of use. It has a beautiful abalone inlay on the headstock and has the feel of a Martin. I have finished it with a sound port and chrome tuners. In my opinion this is among the very best sounding I have made to date and I will make more if I can. I got a really great deal on the bass so I am selling it on eBay without a case for $549. At the time of this writing I do have a used hard case available for an additional $75 plus shipping. Sold - Thanks John!

Features:

SHAPE: Super Jumbo Acoustic Bass
TOP: Spruce
BACK: Mahogany
SIDES: Mahogany
BRACING: Tapered Parallel by Micheal Sanden
NECK (MATERIAL): Mahogany
FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
BRIDGE: Rosewood
BINDING (TOP): ABS Black & White
BINDING (SIDE): Maple
SADDLE: Compensated Bone
NUT (WIDTH): Bone (42mm)
FINISH: Natural Satin
EQ: Fishman Presys

Specifications:

Scale Length:                34 inches
Nut Width:                    1 11/16 inches
Total Length:                47 ½ inches
Body Length:                20 inches
Upper Bout Width:       12 inches
Lower Bout Width        17 inches

Body Depth:                  4 7/8 inches






Sunday, October 30, 2016

Michael Kelly Dragonfly No. 7

I made this guitar out of what I believe to be a 2005 Michael Kelly Dragonfly in outstanding condition.  This guitar shows very little sign of use and I saw no imperfections while converting it. It has a beautiful mother-of-pearl inlay on the headstock, a gorgeous abalone rosette, and an amazing vine and dragonfly inlaid neck. I have finished it with a sound port and chrome tuners. In my opinion this is one of the most beautiful guitars I make and is among the very best sounding I make as well. I got a really great deal on the bass so I am selling it on eBay without a case for $649. At the time of this writing I do have a used hard case available for an additional $75 plus shipping. Sold! Thanks 


Features:

Solid Spruce Top
Mahogany Sides and Back
Rosewood Fingerboard with Mother of Pearl and Abalone inlays
Abalone Headstock Inlay
Abalone Rosette
Fishman Electronics


Specifications:

Scale Length:                34 inches
Nut Width:                    1 11/16 inches
Total Length:                47 inches
Body Length:                20 inches
Upper Bout Width:       12 inches
Lower Bout Width        16 1/2 inches

Body Depth:                 4 3/4 inches












Michael Kelly Dragonfly No. 6

I made this guitar out of what I believe to be a 2006 Michael Kelly Dragonfly in outstanding condition.  This guitar shows very little sign of use. It has a beautiful mother-of-pearl inlay on the headstock, a gorgeous abalone rosette, and an amazing vine and dragonfly inlaid neck. I have finished it with a sound port and gold tuners. In my opinion this is one of the most beautiful guitars I make and is among the very best sounding I make as well. I have always been a sucker for a blonde guitar and I am keeping this one

Features:

Quilted Maple Top, Sides, and Back
Rosewood Fingerboard with Mother of Pearl and Abalone inlays
Abalone Headstock Inlay
Abalone Rosette
Fishman Electronics


Specifications:

Scale Length:                34 inches
Nut Width:                    1 11/16 inches
Total Length:                47 inches
Body Length:                20 inches
Upper Bout Width:       12 inches
Lower Bout Width        16 1/2 inches
Body Depth:                 4 3/4 inches


Friday, October 14, 2016

Lucida No. 1

I have been asked on several occasions if I could make a 12 string baritone, or an 8 string baritone, or a baritone with a wider neck. This instrument will do all of these things. I built it for myself as a proof of concept before making more. But it turned out so well that I can’t keep it for myself. Since I got a deal on it, it is likely to be the least expensive of its kind if I make more.

I made this instrument out of a Lucida LG-BS1-G bajo sexto blem of unknown year. It is currently strung as a baritone 12 string tuned A-A. The bottom 8 strings are in octave pairs and the top 4 strings are unison pairs – just like a regular 12 only tuned down a 5th. It does have a small finish issue at the binding on the top lower bout that I have pictured. It is a color issue – the finish is smooth. It also has a couple of light scratches on the back.

It has a sound port and I can string and set this guitar up as a 12, 8, or 6 string guitar – it’s up to you. I am selling this guitar on eBay for $449 without a case.

Specifications:

Scale Length:                25 ½ inches
Nut Width:                    2 ¼ inches
Total Length:                40 ½ inches
Body Length:                19 ¾ inches
Upper Bout Width:       11 inches
Lower Bout Width        15 ¼ inches
Body Depth:                   4 ½ inches

Features:

  • Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 4-Band EQ Pickup
  • Multi-Colored Rosette





Sunday, October 2, 2016

Alvarez RB30 No. 11

I made this baritone from what I believe is a 2002 Alvarez RB-30 NAT that is just beginning to age wonderfully. It does have a few dings on the top that I have tried to picture. They are pretty small but noticeable. It has a scratch or two on the back and on the sides that I saw in reflection while I was converting it but they are insignificant and I can’t picture them. It has beautiful but understated inlays on the headstock and rosette and I have finished it with a sound port and gold tuners. These Alvarez baritones are among the best sounding that I make and among the most praised by their owners. This instrument’s sustain is incredible. I am selling it without a case for $499 and as of this writing I do have a hard case available for an additional $75. Sold - Thanks James!

  

Features (from the Alvarez website):

Body Style: Cutaway Jumbo Bass
Back: Maple
Top: Solid Spruce
Fingerboard:   Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay: Dots
Bridge: Rosewood
Body Binding: Multiple
Finish: Natural
Electronics: EQ-7545R


Specifications:

Scale Length:                34 inches
Nut Width:                    1 11/16 inches
Total Length:                48 inches
Body Length:                20 inches
Upper Bout Width:       12 ½ inches
Lower Bout Width        16 ½ inches

Body Depth:                 4 ½ inches








Dean SB1000 CB No. 1

I made this baritone guitar out of A Dean SB1000 CE of unknown year – it has no serial number. It is CE NS in great shape. It does show some signs of use and a few small flaws but nothing immediately noticeable.  It has a nice low action and a sound port. It has beautiful mother of pearl and abalone headstock inlays, gold tuners, and a very nice abalone rosette. It I am selling this beautiful and great sounding guitar without a case on eBay for $449. As of this writing I do have a used hard case available for $75. Sold - thanks Larry!


Features:

Finish: Natural Satin
Top: Spruce
Back & Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Fingerboard : Rosewood
Electronics: Dean EQ7545 pickup system
Bridge : Rosewood
Rosette: Abalone
Position Markers: Mother of Pearl
Hardware : Gold

Specifications:

Scale Length:                34 inches
Nut Width:                    1 11/16 inches
Total Length:                46 inches
Body Length:                19 ¾ inches
Upper Bout Width:       12 inches
Lower Bout Width        16 inches

Body Depth:                 4 ½ inches






Ibanez AEB45-LG No. 2

I made this baritone guitar out of what I believe to be a lightly used Korean made 1998 Ibanez AEB45-LG in excellent condition.  It has one nick in the finish on the top below the bridge at the 6th string – likely made by a ball end. Other than that I found no flaws. It has a thinner body than many of my guitars but the sound and projection does not seem to suffer from it when played acoustically. This is a beautiful guitar that is beginning to age very nicely. I have finished it with chrome tuners and a sound port. I am selling it on eBay for $399 with no case. As of this writing I do have a hard case available for an additional $75.  Sold - Thanks Gavin!



Features (From Web):

Spruce top
Rosewood bridge and fret board
Mahogany back, neck and sides
22 frets,
Ibanez EQ-7545R active preamp with controls for bass, mid, treble, presence, and volume.
Bone nut and saddle
Gold Tuners
  

Specifications:

Scale Length:                32 inches
Nut Width:                    1 13/16 inches
Total Length:                46 inches
Body Length:                20 3/4 inches
Upper Bout Width:       11 ¼ inches
Lower Bout Width        15 ¾ inches

Body Depth:                 3 ½ inches






Sunday, September 4, 2016

Austin BCA3 No. 1

I made this baritone guitar out of what I believe to be a 2008 Austin BCA3 that is in very nearly perfect condition. I found only small signs of use when I was converting it. This guitar is huge and sounds as good as any guitar I make. I can’t find any information on this model on the internet. I believe that the top is a spruce laminate and the back, sides and neck are mahogany. It appears to have a rosewood fingerboard and rosewood bridge and it has a beautiful mother of pearl inlay on the headstock. I put in a new bone nut and saddle and I have finished it with chrome hardware and a sound port. I it has a Q-PH active EQ preamp that sounds great plugged in. I am selling this guitar on eBay for $449 without a case. As of this writing I do have a used hard shell case in very good condition available for an additional $75.


Specifications:

Scale Length:                34 inches
Nut Width:                    1 11/16 inches
Total Length:                46 ½ inches
Body Length:                20 inches
Upper Bout Width:       12 ¼ inches
Lower Bout Width        17 inches

Body Depth:                   5 inches






Michael Kelly Club Custom No. 16

I made this baritone from what I believe is a 2010 Michael Kelly Club Custom 4N in great condition. The only imperfection I noticed was a hairline crack in the finish just below the bridge. It is not visible without looking for it. Other than that, this instrument shows very few signs of use. It has a beautiful mother-of-pearl inlay on the headstock and a gorgeous abalone rosette. I have finished it with a sound port and chrome tuners. In my opinion this is one of the most beautiful guitars I make and is among the very best sounding I make as well. All of my customers buying this model love theirs. I got a really great deal on the bass so I am selling it on eBay without a case for $579. At the time of this writing I do have a used hard case available for an additional $75 plus shipping. No longer available - Tim's guitar.

Features:

Solid Red Cedar Top
Burled Ash Sides and Back
Rosewood Fingerboard with Mother of Pearl and Abalone inlays
Mother of Pearl Headstock Inlay
Abalone Rosette
Fishman Electronics


Specifications:

Scale Length:                34 inches
Nut Width:                    1 11/16 inches
Total Length:                47 inches
Body Length:                20 inches
Upper Bout Width:       12 inches
Lower Bout Width        16 1/2 inches

Body Depth:                 4 3/4 inches