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2020 Big Hollow 00, Cocobolo/Moonspruce
This 00 from Bevan Frost of Big Hollow Guitars is a beauty, dressed up with Cocobolo back and sides and a Moonspruce top. This guitar is an incredibly comfortable instrument in hand, very dramatic curves that lend to that comfort. As well as being comfortable to play it has so much power for an instrument so petite. An excellent blend of tradition and modernity.
Other keywords/misspellings: luthier, lutherie, evo, guardian, herringbone, slot head$7,725 Add to cart
Scale Length 25.4 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.313 in Woods Spruce - Moonspruce, Rosewood - CocoboloAdd to Compare
1994 Bown Parlor, All-Koa
Koa, Koa, Koa! This beautiful 1994 Ralph Bown Parlor guitar features a Koa back, sides, and top and an incredibly punchy, balanced, singing tone. Mahogany neck and Ebony fretboard deliver the standard in superb action all the way up the neck. Originally owned by Martin Simpson, and his then wife, Jessica Simpson. Ralph Bown builds for Clive Carroll, John Renbourn, Martin Simpson and many other UK greats. This guitar is a treat to look at (and play) and is very hard to put down. Sweet in every way.
Check out this additional video featuring Al Petteway on this Bown parlor: https://youtu.be/JKbr5WAsUNw
Check out this video of Clive Carroll performing an Elizabethan lute tune, “Preludium” here: www.youtube.com/watchSale Price: Sale! Add to cart
Scale Length 25.25 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.25 in Woods Koa, KoaAdd to Compare
2015 Circa 000 Cutaway, Panamanian Rosewood/Adirondack Spruce
Many luthiers attempt to combine tradition with modernity, very few succeed in this endeavor. However John Slobod delivers time after time– This 000 Cutaway from 2015 showcases this flawlessly. Here we have a 12-fret small body guitar with the look and feel of a classic fingerstyle guitar but the makeup of something more. Panamanian Rosewood with EVO Frets are not apart of your grandpa’s flattop. This guitar feels right at home with travis picking, flatpicking, you name it. On the other hand it leaves nothing desired for the more modern picker. This instrument does it all, it’s comfortable, dynamic and so enthralling. Hard to put it down.
Other keywords: lutherie, steel string, 135, Al Petteway, Adirondack Spruce, Red Spruce$12,875 Add to cart
Scale Length 25.4 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.313 in Woods Spruce - Adirondack (Red), Rosewood - PanamaAdd to Compare
2019 Froggy Bottom P12, Koa/Adirondack Spruce
Looking for a small guitar that packs a wallop and is just downright fun? Check out this 2019 P12 from Froggy Bottom. Koa back and sides with Adirondack Spruce top and a 12-fret neck, short scale center, and a lively string energy that works great for blues with its drier attack, but also has great clarity and woody crunchiness for strumming and some light flatpicking work if you are looking for a different flavor to accompany someone. Throw a K&K Pure Mini into the mix instant amplification!
Other keywords: lutherie, michael millard, p2103, adriondackSale Price: Sale! Add to cart
Scale Length 24.75 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.156 in Woods Spruce - Adirondack (Red), KoaAdd to Compare
Brand New Steve Grimes Luthiers For A Cause Parlor, Maple/Sitka Spruce
We originally sold this guitar as part of the LFAC auction, and now we are reselling it as like new to benefit the Ukulele Kids Club a second time!
We are excited to be partnering with the Ukulele Kids Club Inc., along with four outstanding luthiers: Steve Grimes, Jay Lichty, Peter Robson, and Ben Wilborn, as the platform that will sell four one-of-a-kind guitars to help bring the healing power of music to medically fragile children. It is our honor to support the efforts of these altruistic luthiers who have chosen to donate these fine instruments to benefit so many children in need. All partners and luthiers are proud to share that 100% of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the Ukulele Kids Club Inc.
Here we’ve got Steve Grimes’ FHP-33 parlor guitar with some asymmetrical curves. As with all four LFAC guitars, the body is Flame Maple with Sitka Spruce on top, supplied by Steve. In addition to asymmetrical proportions, Steve also includes a carved back like you’d find on an archtop guitar. Here that comes together in a slim package that nonetheless has a sizeable voice under the hood. Great string energy and quick, snappy decay makes for a solid blues guitar, but there’s also a touch of sweetness and roundness in the trebles that works well for a range of styles.
Here is Al Petteway with an additional demo on this beautiful Grimes Parlor: https://youtu.be/GYo79zPug00
Here’s a link to the Luthiers for a Cause website: https://www.luthiersforacause.org/.
Here you can go to the Ukulele Kids Club website to donate directly as well: https://theukc.org/.
Other keywords: lutherie, auction, donation guitar, fingerstyle, 206Sale Price: Sale! Add to cart
Scale Length 25 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.25 in Woods Spruce - Sitka, MapleAdd to Compare
2010 Henderson 000-42, Brazilian Rosewood/Adirondack Spruce
Here’s a Henderson that stands apart. Not only were Wayne’s legendary hands involved—Rudie Blazer (of Blazer & Henkes), John Arnold, and Don Wilson all pitched in for this 2010 000-42. Old-growth Brazilian Rosewood back and sides (plus headstock veneer); Red Spruce top that Arnold harvested after Hurricane Opal; Mahogany neck block from a 150-year-old mantle; hand engraved tuners from Blazer & Henkes’ shop. The list goes on. The neck is carved in an homage to blues guitar necks of old, and is chunky in hand and features a 1 7/8” nut to boot. Don’t be scared, we found this neck to be effortlessly playable, and quite comfortable. There’s a familiarity and confidence that comes from having good contact with the neck along your hand, and this one has that in spades. Dark blue Abalone bedecks the Red Spruce top with black purflings to really set it off, and the Ivoroid bindings bring it all together. This 000-42 is 100% a Henderson, but the top is signed by everyone to further set this one apart. It was even featured in a Fretboard Journal article in 2014 (https://www.fretboardjournal.com/features/four-kind-watching-luthiers-wayne-henderson-don-wilson-rudie-blazer-john-arnold-work/).
Other keywords: w.c. henderson, allen shadd, 45 style, bluegrass, ooo-42, 516, 2011, guardian, fingerstyle, fgjSale Price: Sale! Add to cart
Scale Length 25.4 in Nut Width 1.875 in String Spacing 2.313 in Woods Spruce - Adirondack (Red), Rosewood - BrazilianAdd to Compare
2022 Keystone Jujube, Brazilian Rosewood/Sinker Cedar
Keystone Guitars crafted us this wonderful Jujube model featuring Brazilian Rosewood plus Sinker Cedar. Snakewood appointments throughout, plus a custom and stunningly executed inlay design along the fingerboard and headplate, makes for a striking aesthetic–and these qualities of beauty are echoed in the voice as well. Great punch, clarity, and power, all at the same time coming from a small-bodied design. Frankly, we don’t know how Keisuke pulls it off.
Other keywords: lutherie, luthier, guitarbuilding, custom guitar, brazilain$15,450 Add to cart
Scale Length 25.4 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.25 in Woods Cedar - Sinker, Rosewood - BrazilianAdd to Compare
2021 Lowden S-50 12-Fret, Cocobolo Rosewood/Driftwood Red Cedar
George Lowden’s S body is petite, and offers an easy playing experience. It also affords an immediacy and intimacy to the voice that’s particularly present in this 2021 S-50. Such a unique sound. With Cocobolo and “Driftwood” Sinker Cedar on top, this one looks gorgeous as well—and these woods also help fill out the voice and add even more warmth and power to the overtones. The short, 24 3/4” scale is very easy on the hands, and adds roundness to the trebles. This Lowden is not one to let slip away; you won’t want to let go.
Here’s an additonal demo with our own Billy Presnell: https://youtu.be/WpkZkYLzT4o.
Other keywords: lutherie, luthier, guitarbuilding, fingerpicking, tonewood, 24212, parlor, parlour, master grade, 630mmSale Price: Sale! Add to cart
Scale Length 24.75 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.188 in Woods Cedar - Sinker, Rosewood - CocoboloAdd to Compare
1927 Martin 000-28, Brazilian Rosewood/Adirondack Spruce
Some guitars speak for themselves. This 1927 Martin 000-28 is one of those guitars. The Adirondack Spruce top shows its age, and the Brazilian Rosewood back and sides show its sought-after quality. This is the real deal, what more could a collector or performer want from a guitar? At nearly 100 years old, this instrument is ready for the stage, studio or living room. This guitar has been making beautiful sounds for nearly ten decades and is ready to do so for ten more.
Other keywords/misspellings: luthier, lutherie, vintage, C.F. Martin, fingerstyle, ancient tone$25,750 Add to cart
Scale Length 25.25 in Nut Width 1.813 in String Spacing 2.406 in Woods Spruce - Adirondack (Red), Rosewood - BrazilianAdd to Compare
2008 Montuoro Slope Shoulder Style 8, Brazilian Rosewood/Adirondack Spruce
Just when you think you day couldn’t get better, you pick up a piece of beauty like this 2008 Style 8 from Frankie Montuoro. Built under tension in the old way with the finest materials you can find: 105-year-old Adirondack Spruce, chocolate-dark Brazilian Rosewood, custom tuners from Willi Henkes of Blazer & Henkes fame. Together, in a 12-fret slope shoulder dreadnought package, makes for immense power. With a short scale setup, that power comes with great balance and warmth. 1 13/16” at the nut offers an extra comfortable and spacious lefthand experience; coupled with the short scale, this Montuoro Style 8 is oh so effortless to play.
Other keywords: montuoro guitar company, 1208, tkl, fingerpicking, 12 fret, abalone, ivoroidSale Price: Sale! Add to cart
Scale Length 24.75 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.313 in Woods Spruce - Adirondack (Red), Rosewood - BrazilianAdd to Compare
2012 Petros Yellow Rose Parlor, Ceylon Satinwood/Yellow Cedar
Sometimes, small packages come in big voices. This 2012 Petros Yellow Rose is sweet all the way down. Very smooth response, all glassy note definition and round, bell-like trebles. The overtone portfolio comes with deep pockets. Aesthetically, this Yellow Rose Parlor is dressed as only Bruce and Matt Petros can do it, with the best tonewoods around and extensive flower and vine inlays throughout. The back and sides are coveted Ceylon Satinwood, while the top is, of course, Yellow Cedar. The neck is also Yellow Cedar. The Yellow Rose motif is most present at the fingerboard extension, but you’ll find floral-and-vine work along the top trim, rosette, bridge pins and tuner knobs, even the truss rod cover and inside the guitar along the back center seam reinforcement strip.
An instrument designed for delighting every sense, this 2012 Petros Yellow Rose is waiting to be plucked and placed at the center of your collection.
Check out this additional video featuring our own Al Petteway: https://youtu.be/ksfmyX-y0HU
Other keywords: lutherie, fingerstyle, 32393, cey lon, satin wood, parlour, 00, tklSale Price: Sale! Add to cart
Scale Length 24.5 in Nut Width 1.656 in String Spacing 2.25 in Woods Cedar - Yellow, Satinwood - CeylonAdd to Compare
Brand New Robbins R.2ca, Ziricote/German Spruce
Brand new and available, for now–our latest R.2 from Tyler Robbins is the modern guitarist’s sweet dream come true. The R.2 is a slender build in the 00 range, but thanks to Tyler’s abilities it retains a full and complex voice and dynamic range. If you’re looking for a lot of sound with petite proportions, you’ve found it. Ziricote body with German Spruce top, 12 fret body join plus cutaway and a 25.5″ scale setup; EVO frets; Gotoh 510 mini tuners. Tyler leaned into a geometric exploration for the aesthetic package, including a soundhole that conforms to the angles of the rosette, as well as a green and bronze motif there and at the headstock. Add an arm bevel to the mix for maximum player comfort–executed with a Ryan-style taper at the bottom and squared off at the top.
Other keywords: lutherie, robbins acoustics, fingerstyle, al petteway, ziracote, european spruce, cedar creek$13,185 Add to cart
Scale Length 25.5 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.25 in Woods Spruce - German, ZiricoteAdd to Compare
2011 Ryan Abbey Grand Parlor Signature Series, African Blackwood/Sinker Redwood
Only the finest materials for Kevin Ryan’s Signature Series guitars. This 2011 Abbey Grand Parlor is the proof in the pudding: flawlessly constructed, gorgeous from tuners to tail, and boasting heirloom tonewoods. African Blackwood back and sides plus SInker Redwood top, set off by Kevin’s “diamente” appointments, plus squared off Arts and Crafts headstock and bridge. Arm bevel with acoustic flutes; venetian cutaway; all wrapped in a custom Calton flight case.
Other keywords: fingestyle, fingerpicking, parlour, abw, 731.32.67Sale Price: Sale! Add to cart
Scale Length 25.5 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.25 in Woods Sinker Redwood, Blackwood - AfricanAdd to Compare
2008 Schoenberg/Russell 000, Cocobolo/Red Spruce
A 2008 collaboration between Eric Schoenberg and James Russell brought about this 000 with Cocobolo and Red Spruce that is an absolte gem. Wide dynamic response, great string energy, and dressed up with colorful Abalone top trim (a detail Eric swears by for tone). 1 25/32″ nut offers a touch more room for your left hand, and the 25.4″ scale keeps strings crisp and punchy. Other details include a pyramid bridge, Ebony bindings, and open back Waverly tuners.
Other keywords: fingerstyle, ooo, fingerpicking, 12-fret$7,725 Add to cart
Scale Length 25.4 in Nut Width 1.781 in String Spacing 2.406 in Woods Spruce, Rosewood - CocoboloAdd to Compare
2012 Sexauer FT-0 JB2 Companion, Brazilian Rosewood/Adirondack Spruce
Bruce Sexauer’s Companion flattops manage to coax 1.5 guitars worth of presence out of 0.8 guitars worth of real estate! This single 0 FT-0 JB2 is fantastic, dressed up with added Abalone trim on top and interweaving rosette, plus Brazilian Rosewood body and Adirondack Spruce top. A subtle 25.7-25.4″ multiscale fingerboard and soundport are additional creature comforts; ditto for EVO frets and a custom Hoffee flight case.
Other keywords: lutherie, sexauer guitars, fingersyle, fan fret, multi-scale, multi scale, fanned fret, 2270912$10,300 Add to cart
Scale Length 25.4 in - 25.7 in Nut Width 1.75 in String Spacing 2.313 in Woods Spruce - Adirondack (Red), Rosewood - Brazilian