1980 Petros 12-Fret, Rosewood/Cedar
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It’s incredible to see the strides made in contemporary lutherie these days. Builders are churning out such resonant pieces of art: there’s a plethora of great guitars to play with. To us, though, there’s something special when you come across a builder’s early work, and discover how well their guitars blossom and open up over time. When we landed this 1980 12-Fret Petros, that’s exactly what we found. Rosewood back and sides paired with Cedar on top, and a striking one-piece Indian Rosewood neck with a 12-fret body join—aged to perfection over the past four decades with some righteous finish checks for vintage vibe, and an played-in voice to match.
This early Petros has opened up handsomely, such that the mids are crisp and woody, and the trebles cut right through the mix. Quite loud, and quite powerful, this Petros has a lot of tones that remind us of the vintage scene. We just refretted the board and dialed in the setup, so we’re happy to report this guitar is in stellar shape to keep on cruising.
Other keywords: bruce petros, fingerstyle, flatpicking, ceder, ir, handmade guitars
|Scale Length||25.4 in|
|Nut Width||1.9 in|
|String Spacing||2.219 in|
It’s incredible to see the strides made in contemporary lutherie these days. Builders are churning out such resonant pieces of art: there’s a plethora of great guitars to play with