Instrument Details

2000 Blanchard Bristlecone, Indian Rosewood/Adirondack Spruce
$5,150
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Blanchard, Mark
Product Year
2000
Model
Bristlecone
Serial #
6-12-00
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP2333
Condition
Various marks and play wear across top and back, some finish marks at side from a guitar rest. Some marks at back of neck around fret 9, some 2nd string fret wear (no buzzes).
Body Type(s)
Medium, Grand Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Indian
Top
Spruce - Adirondack (Red)
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Violin Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
MOP Side Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
Maple
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Maple
Tuners
Gotoh
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.625 in
Upper Bout
11.25 in
Lower Bout
15.25 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.25 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647 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
0.875 in
Neck Depth Seventh Fret
0.905 in
Weight
4 lb. 5 oz.
Case
Hardshell - AVS
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Mike Blanchard’s Bristlecone weighs in a touch larger than a traditional OM, and that extra depth adds presence and power to the voice, without launching full tilt into a large guitar. Instead, the Bristlecone is easy in hand and a lively singer. Great string energy and responsiveness, with a voice characterized by balance and clarity, makes for a fine fingerpicking experience. This lovely number from 2000 has Indian Rosewood back and sides, paired with Adirondack Spruce on top, plus Curly Maple bindings to really set it off. Setup is slinky and smooth, with a lovely neck carve that feels comfortable from nut to heel.


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How great to see one of Mark’s guitars created during the millennium year of 2000. It has now blossomed into the definition of a great Adirondack Spruce top in my opinion.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ADIRONDACK (RED),
ROSEWOOD - INDIAN

Mike Blanchard’s Bristlecone weighs in a touch larger than a traditional OM, and that extra depth adds presence and power to the voice, without launching full tilt into a large guitar. Instead, the Bristlecone is easy in hand and a lively singer.
 

How great to see one of Mark’s guitars created during the millennium year of 2000. It has now blossomed into the definition of a great Adirondack Spruce top in my opinion.
 
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