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2006 Blanchard Tamarack Curly Koa/European
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Status
Sold
Brand
Blanchard, Mark
Product Year
2006
Model
Tamarack
Serial #
41106
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
1957
Condition
Excellent, just light play wear and a few nail marks on top.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Grand Concert
Back & Sides
Koa
Top
Spruce - European
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Brazilian Rosewood
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Gotoh 510 Delta Series
Tuner Finish
Gold with Black Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickup
B-Band
Pickup (y/n)
Yes
Body Length
19.75 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
15.625 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
648 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.45 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.15 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Cedar Creek
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Description

We are big fans of Mark Blanchard's guitars. Here we have a stunning wedge body fashioned from a serious set of highly flamed Koa with very tight curl and topped with European Spruce. The Manzer Wedge design makes the body thinner up at your chest so it's easier to hold with less fatigue, great for anyone with shoulder issues. The voice of this guitar is bright and crisp as you would expect from Koa, but also lush and refined with Mark's trademark magical ability to brace for tone. This one is great for fingerstyle but also has the power for rhythm and chordal work.

Koa like this is getting very rare and makes this a special Blanchard. The Euro top has abundant medullary rays (a.k.a. silking) that you hear in the way of energy and lovely overtones. Complete with a cutaway and pickup this one has it all.
 
I rank Mark Blanchard in the very elite group of luthiers that has figured "it" out. His guitars are consistently balanced with great feeling necks and great projection. This one has some beautiful Koa on the back and sides and it's all ready to go as a gigging guitar with the B-Band installed, including hidden soundhole volume and tone controls.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - EUROPEAN,
KOA

We are big fans of Mark Blanchard's guitars. Here we have a stunning wedge body fashioned from a serious set of highly flamed Koa with very tight curl and topped with European Spruce.
 

Koa like this is getting very rare and makes this a special Blanchard. The Euro top has abundant medullary rays (a.k.a.
 
I rank Mark Blanchard in the very elite group of luthiers that has figured "it" out. His guitars are consistently balanced with great feeling necks and great projection.
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