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While exploring somewhere deep into the cavernous recesses of the Luthier's Mercantile lumber supply, Stephen Kinnaird discovered an incredible set of Bubinga that he just had to have. Once he paired it with a delicious Sinker Redwood top, the guitar practically built itself. This 2014 P-1 is brand new, and already the voice is absurd. Use whichever words you prefer--huge, fat, grand, rich, enveloping, sonorous--and they will all come up a bit short to describe the complexity of this instrument. Notes might actually sustain for days. Give it a strum and start counting, and while you wait for those sweet, rich notes to expire, explore the depths of the whorls in the Bubinga back and sides, and the panoply of colors in the Sinker Redwood top. You might find yourself caught between staring and playing. Stephen knows how to build a Parlor guitar, that much is certain.
While exploring somewhere deep into the cavernous recesses of the Luthier's Mercantile lumber supply, Stephen Kinnaird discovered an incredible set of Bubinga that he just had to have. Once he ...read full descriptionArtists who play instruments by this builder: Ken Rawls, David Shepard, Dale Shipley
"Well, Al may have beat me to it, but I'll say it again--this is a fantastic Blues guitar. And if you ever feel like you're at a loss for inspiration in life, just take a look at this guitar and the galaxies contained within its grain and new ideas will spin forth." - Paul Heumiller
"Great guitar for Blues and Ragtime playing. The tone is dry and focused with a nice even balance.
" - Al Petteway