Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers plays a Jordan McConnell guitar on Craig Ferguson

Well after a nice stint out on the west coast where I got to spend a few weeks in the Somogyi shop I finally had to bite the bullet and head home. It’s undeniably winter here in Winnipeg and I have my shop all bundled up with the heaters cranked and the humidifiers going full blast. When it’s -50 c there isn’t a lot to do outside so I’ve been surfing the internet and found a cool video of Seth Avett (of The Avett Brothers) playing a guitar I built for him on the Craig Ferguson show.

The guitar is one of two I built for him last year. Both Koa back and sides with spruce tops and ebony appointments. It turned out to be a really fun project as he wanted some very interesting inlays…

The skull is made from spalted maple with koa rings in the background and gold mother of pearl music notes for teeth. The moth is mostly brazilian and madagascar rosewood, with some spalted maple and ebony in the wings. The eyes on the wing are mother of pearl and abalone. The maple leaf is spalted maple with a cocobolo stem.

McConnell Guitars
Winnipeg, Canada

Sean Avett

Sean Avett

McConnell Guitar

McConnell Guitar

McConnell Guitar #2

McConnell Guitar #2


  • ducksoup says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous guitars! The artist is Seth Avett (not Sean) of the Avett Brothers. Check out the clip to see this amazing band, and the skull guitar, in action. Part 1 from March 2010 Borders in-store – . Stay till the end, you won’t be sorry.

  • Chris says:

    What kind of pickup did you install in Seth’s guitar(s)?

  • Brad says:

    It says “Sean” Avett under his pic!!!

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