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1999 Blanchard Bristlecone Claro Walnut/Sitka
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Blanchard
Product Year
1999
Model
Bristlecone
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
3324
Condition
Very Good Pick scratches, two small dings on top. Ding on neck.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Walnut - Claro
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone and Koa
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Koa - Flamed
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Bindings
Koa - Flamed
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.375 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
15.25 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - TKL
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Description

Mark Blanchard guitars are synonymous with great tone, playability, and excellent craftsmanship, and this Bristlecone model in Claro Walnut and Sitka Spruce is a perfect example of those qualities. It features a contoured venetian cutaway that's flush with the tapered heel, for a very comfortable feel when playing in the higher registers. Tonally, this guitar achieves excellent balance thanks to the silky Sitka top and the natural midrange punch that's typical of Claro. Clean highs and an articulate bass response make this an excellent choice for stage or the studio.

I've never met a Blanchard guitar I didn't like, and am always glad to get them in the shop. This Bristlecone model responds very well to either fingerstyle or a flatpick, and the Sitka top is fully open and lush. The contoured cutaway is really comfortable -- there's no sharp corners to get in the way when accessing the higher frets. This is a very balanced guitar at a great price.
 
I love playing these instruments. They are great for fingerstyle guitar, but are also versatile enough to play just about anything.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
WALNUT - CLARO

Mark Blanchard guitars are synonymous with great tone, playability, and excellent craftsmanship, and this Bristlecone model in Claro Walnut and Sitka Spruce is a perfect example of those qualities. It features a contoured venetian cutaway that's flush with the tapered heel, for a very comfortable feel when playing in the higher registers.
 

I've never met a Blanchard guitar I didn't like, and am always glad to get them in the shop. This Bristlecone model responds very well to either fingerstyle or a flatpick, and the Sitka top is fully open and lush.
 
I love playing these instruments. They are great for fingerstyle guitar, but are also versatile enough to play just about anything.
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