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2018 Wilborn Lion, Honduran Mahogany/Sitka Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Wilborn Guitars
Product Year
2018
Model
Lion
Serial #
148
New/Preowned
New
SKU
TMP1124
Condition
Brand New
Body Type(s)
Small, 00
Back & Sides
Mahogany - Honduran
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Instrument Finish
Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Bindings
Rosewood - Amazon
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
Florentine
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None
Body Length
18.875 in
Upper Bout
10125 in
Lower Bout
13.875 in
Body Depth Heel
3.625 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
24.9 in
Scale Length (mm)
635 mm
Nut Width
1.72 in
Nut Width (mm)
43.7 mm
String Spacing
2.188 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
3 lb. 11 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Superior
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Description

Hands down, one of our favorite parts of the job: working with builders to craft a guitar specific to a client's needs. Our latest Lion from Ben Wilborn is just one such collaboration, and we’re happy to announce it came out even better than we hoped. Honduran Mahogany back and sides, Sitka Spruce top, and Ben’s surgical attention to fit and finish all come together in a package that catches your attention right at the start, and runs with it. The voice of this small-bodied gem echoed the precision of its handworked facets to a T: a smooth, easy player with lots of definition for individual notes, and an ability to let all the colors of complex chords ring out. Ben buffs his guitars to a mirror sheen which catches the light easily and holds it. So much so that we found it difficult to play the Lion for any length of time without pausing just to watch how the light played across its curves.
Ben’s guitars have a master’s touch, and it’s an honor for us at Dream Guitars to get to work with him. If you’re interested in commissioning one of Ben’s guitars yourself, give us a shout! We would love to help.


Other keywords: lutherie, luthier, custom guitar, bespoke guitar, custom build, finger style, fingerstyle

This is a custom commision for one of Ben's small-bodied Lion guitars, here in Mahogany and Sitka. Sorry to say this one has already gone on to its owner! But if you'd like one for yourself, we're here to help. This one has all the energy that Ben Wilborn is known for, and with a soundport and florentine cutaway it's easy to get lost playing this beauty for hours.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 24.9 in
NUT WIDTH 1.72 in
STRING SPACING 2.188 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
MAHOGANY - HONDURAN

Hands down, one of our favorite parts of the job: working with builders to craft a guitar specific to a client's needs. Our latest Lion from Ben Wilborn is just one such collaboration, and we’re happy to announce it came out even better than we hoped.
 

This is a custom commision for one of Ben's small-bodied Lion guitars, here in Mahogany and Sitka. Sorry to say this one has already gone on to its owner!
 
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