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2016 Boswell 0.5-12, Brazilian/Italian
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Status
Sold
Brand
Boswell Guitars
Builder
Butch Boswell
Product Year
2016
Model
0.5-12
Serial #
0026
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP684
Body Type(s)
Small, 0/Parlor
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Italian
Neck Wood
Mahogany - Honduran
Neck Profile
V - Soft
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Ebony and Maple
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fret Markers
Mother of Pearl Side Dots
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
Ebony
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo - MOP
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Waverly 3 On a Plate
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Tortoise Style
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.75 in
Upper Bout
9.75 in
Lower Bout
13.875 in
Body Depth Heel
3.375 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
24.875 in
Scale Length (mm)
632 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
45 mm
String Spacing
2.31 in
String Spacing (mm)
58.7 mm
Weight
3 lb. 13 oz.
Case
Original Hard - TKL
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Description

We’re happy to announce our latest Dream Team-up! This is our first guitar from Butch Boswell, and trust us it won’t be the last. Threading the needle between an 0 and 00, this 0.5 12-fret manages to feel cozy and intimate in your arms at the same time that it belts out some serious projection and velvety mids. Brazilian Rosewood and Italian Spruce pair up for sweet trebles and a crisp bass response. String-to-string balance is dialed in with the fingerstylist in mind; we found country blues picking brought out more crunch in the mids, but with slow pieces the tone smoothed over as though it was a completely different guitar. In a word: dynamic.


Boswell’s lutherie career is firmly rooted in the repair tradition, and it’s quickly evident that this has honed his eye for fit and finish to a surgeon’s precision. The light, vintage pickguard matches the herringbone trim and Ebony belly bridge, and the lines of the slotted headstock are sharp and well-executed. Weighing in at a trim 3lb 13oz, this 0.5 may feel like a featherweight, but there’s some serious muscle at work under the hood. There’s a lot of great 0 and 00 guitars out there, but this 0.5 stands apart from the throng with its smooth response, playability, and elegant aesthetics.


P.S. This beauty was featured recently in Guitar Aficionado, and Butch has included a signed copy of the magazine with this guitar.


Common misspellings: buswell, boswel, o5, 05

This half-size 00 is one you will want to keep close by at all times. These small-body instruments are coveted by songwriters as instruments to have leaning against the couch or the desk at arm's length for when inspiration strikes. Brazilian Rosewood and Italian Spruce give this one a very balanced voice. There is much more energy here than meets the eye. This one was a joy to record, and a guitar I would personally be happy to keep for myself.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 24.875 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.31 in
WOODS SPRUCE - ITALIAN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

We’re happy to announce our latest Dream Team-up! This is our first guitar from Butch Boswell, and trust us it won’t be the last.
 

This half-size 00 is one you will want to keep close by at all times. These small-body instruments are coveted by songwriters as instruments to have leaning against the couch or the desk at arm's length for when inspiration strikes.
 
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