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New Wilborn Lion Kathy McFarland Evans Memorial Fund, Koa/Redwood
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Wilborn Guitars
Product Year
2016
Model
Lion
Serial #
111
New/Preowned
New
SKU
TMP570
Body Type(s)
Small, 00
Back & Sides
Koa
Top
Redwood - Sinker
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Dots
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Wenge
Headstock Bindings
Abalone
Headstock Inlay
MOP
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
18.5 in
Upper Bout
10.125 in
Lower Bout
14 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.125 in
Scale Length
24.875 in
Scale Length (mm)
631.8 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.15 in
String Spacing (mm)
54.8 mm
Weight
3 lb. 15 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Ameritage
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Description

In this Lion, Ben Wilborn offers up a small-bodied guitar whose Koa-and-Redwood frame contains a heady charge of projection, silky overtones, and a warm fundamental. An impressive guitar on looks alone (from the Abalone trim to the dark patina of the Sinker Redwood and Wenge headstock veneer), this Lion hits the right chord for inspiration at the drop off a hat with a delightfully responsive playability thanks to the short scale and Ben’s oval C shape neck. With features like a soundport and Ben’s forward-shifted upper bout for player comfort, this Lion further stands apart from the crowd, but feels intimate and familiar in your hands at the first pluck.


We’re offering this little beauty in support for the Kathy McFarland Evans Memorial Fund to benefit the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Kathy Evans was a public school teacher in Albany, California for almost twenty years who recently passed away after a lengthy battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Her memorial fund will benefit the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, where several of Kathy’s students have been treated for cancer. 25% of proceeds from this guitar will be donated directly to the memorial fund. You can find out more information here: https://www.crowdrise.com/kathy-mcfarland-evans-memorial-fund.

I love the fresh lines of this guitar. Modern yet familiar. Ben has a remarkable ability to get a big guitar sound out of a small instrument. This one is very rewarding to play, vibrates in your arms and inspires you to play soft as much as to dig in a bit. Beautiful color in the bass, plenty of power, and it sure is a looker.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 24.875 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.15 in
WOODS REDWOOD - SINKER,
KOA

In this Lion, Ben Wilborn offers up a small-bodied guitar whose Koa-and-Redwood frame contains a heady charge of projection, silky overtones, and a warm fundamental. An impressive guitar on looks alone (from the Abalone trim to the dark patina of the Sinker Redwood and Wenge headstock veneer), this Lion hits the right chord for inspiration at the drop off a hat with a delightfully responsive playability thanks to the short scale and Ben’s oval C shape neck. With features like a soundport and Ben’s forward-shifted upper bout for player comfort, this Lion further stands apart from the crowd, but feels intimate and familiar in your hands at the first pluck.
 

I love the fresh lines of this guitar. Modern yet familiar.
 
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