Instrument Details

2015 Wilborn Parlor, Brazilian Rosewood/Sitka Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Wilborn Guitars
Product Year
2015
Model
Parlor
Serial #
80
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
4561
Condition
Overall very clean. Two finish checks at either side of bridge, one pinhead top ding near tail.
Body Type(s)
Small, 0/Parlor
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Rosewood - Brazilian
Rosette
Abalone and Leopardwood
Top Trim
Abalone and Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Rosewood - Brazilian
Fingerboard Bindings
Leopardwood
Fret Markers
MOP
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Leopardwood
Tuners
Shaller GrandTune
Tuner Finish
Chrome
Cutaway
None
Pickup
None, we can install one, ask about options
Body Length
18.25 in
Upper Bout
9 in
Lower Bout
12.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
24.9 in
Scale Length (mm)
632.5 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.19 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
4 lb. 2 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Ameritage
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Description

So much sweetness and power, packed into a slender package. Ben Wilborn makes a modern parlor guitar to compete with its bigger brethren—and this one is up to the task. Enlarged soundhole plus soundport add to the liveliness and projection, while the Brazilian Rosewood/Sitka Spruce combo fills the entire voice with easy richness and clarity. Trebles have a particularly sweet and shimmering quality that draws you in. The Braz is gorgeous stuff, ruddy and with some dramatic figuring, while the Sitka is heirloom stock harvested in the mid 1900s. Elsewhere this beauty is dressed for a night on the town with Leopardwood bindings and rosette, plus dark Abalone purflings throughout. Rosewood bridge and fretboard, headplate; really, this 2015 Wilborn Parlor looks as good as it sounds.


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When I first picked up this parlor guitar, I found myself thinking Humphrey Bogart's famous line, "I think this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship." This little piece doesn't just stop at the voice. It also has gorgeous Leopardwood and Abalone appointments, as well as tasteful matching diamond inlays on the rosette and headstock that just keep me looking for more and more details. The build quality is truly some of the best stuff out there. This thing is rocking!
 
Ben coaxes 1.5 guitars' worth of color and presence out of even a petite parlor. Gorgeous tonewoods make this one just as easy on the eyes.
 
This is an excellent guitar with a sweet but powerful voice. It's a real joy to play.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 24.9 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.19 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

So much sweetness and power, packed into a slender package. Ben Wilborn makes a modern parlor guitar to compete with its bigger brethren—and this one is up to the task.
 

When I first picked up this parlor guitar, I found myself thinking Humphrey Bogart's famous line, "I think this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship." This little piece doesn't just stop at the voice. It also has gorgeous Leopardwood and Abalone appointments, as well as tasteful matching diamond inlays on the rosette and headstock that just keep me looking for more and more details.
 
Ben coaxes 1.5 guitars' worth of color and presence out of even a petite parlor. Gorgeous tonewoods make this one just as easy on the eyes.
 
This is an excellent guitar with a sweet but powerful voice. It's a real joy to play.
 
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