Instrument Details

2012 Beardsell 3D-V, Macassar Ebony/Lutz Spruce
$5,665
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Beardsell, Allen
Product Year
2012
Model
3D-V
Serial #
146
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2722
Condition
A few minor play marks, one small patch where finish is worn through on top by bottom edge. Our own repair staff stabilized a hairline crack at the endgraft and one at the back lower bout, treble edge.
Body Type(s)
Large, SJ
Back & Sides
Ebony - Macassar
Top
Spruce - Lutz
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
Asymmetrical
Arm Bevel
Yes
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Art Deco
Top Trim
Art Deco
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Gotoh 510
Tuner Finish
Cosmo Black
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one, ask about options
Body Length
18.75 in
Upper Bout
11.75 in
Lower Bout
16 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Neck Depth First Fret
0.735 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.79 in
Weight
5 lb. 4 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Ameritage
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Description

And now for something completely different. Al Beardsell may have never built the same guitar twice; each time we get one in the shop there’s something different and exciting going on under the hood or visually. This 2012 3D-V is a great example. Arm bevel, oval soundhole, soundport, asymmetrical neck carve, art deco rosette, flattened cutaway. Then there’s the voice. A fascinating mixture of pop and power, plus a smoothness and depth that’s quite its own thing. Beardsell’s built a fantastic fingerstyle guitar here, one which soaks up DADGAD like it was born in the tuning. Dramatically figured Macassar Ebony back and sides pair with Lutz Spruce on top, Ebony bindings throughout.


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This is fun, unique, and exciting. I've long been a fan of Alan's guitars, in fact I have had several in my arsenal over the years. This one is big and bold with trebles that won't be overshadowed by the full bass response. Plays like butter. And proudly has some attitude.
 
Al’s guitars are distinctly in their own category. This one feels like art deco aesthetics mixed with some gypsy jazz and voiced to be crisp and explosive at the same time.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - LUTZ,
EBONY - MACASSAR

And now for something completely different. Al Beardsell may have never built the same guitar twice; each time we get one in the shop there’s something different and exciting going on under the hood or visually.
 

This is fun, unique, and exciting. I've long been a fan of Alan's guitars, in fact I have had several in my arsenal over the years.
 
Al’s guitars are distinctly in their own category. This one feels like art deco aesthetics mixed with some gypsy jazz and voiced to be crisp and explosive at the same time.
 
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