Bell 12-string, mahogany and cedar – SOLD

  New bell model 12 string w. LR Baggs pickup & EQ, ‘interesting’ installation.  Western red cedar top, figured South American mahogany, ipe fretboard & bridge. Rosewood/abalone rosette & binding, purfling lines of green Corain & black/white/black strips. Golden Gate(Saga) individual machine heads, gold plated customized tailpiece, compensated bridge system for exact intonation. This guitar has…

Bell trichordo

Converted from a guitar w. bell shape body that was languishing—this is much happier as a pseudo-zouk with 3 pairs tuned CGC (octaves on the lower). Fabulous sound and plays like butter; strong sustained & deep response with none of the metallic plinky-ness of some Greek bowl backs. Patterned after a simpler model I made…

Trichordo

Thinking of selling this little gem but not yet; having too much fun. Inspired by the playing and passing of Alec Finn who with Frankie Gavin was a core member of DeDanaan, I had never paid much attention. Now with his passing there has been a lot of interest in his musical brilliance on just…

Octave Mandolin / Mandotenor / Celtic Bouzouki (GDAD)

Very powerful and responsive ‘zouk’ with 18 fret neck, 22 total. Strong enough for a session w. banjos & accordions. Plays like a dream, easily adjustable action with both truss rod and pivoting neck for gentle playing or aggressive picking. Extra bridge saddles too in case humidity changes affect the camber of top & back….

Jumbo 6 string guitar, figured bocote and spruce – SOLD

  ‘Poseidon’ model, about the size of the Gibson J200. Maine red (‘Adirondack’ genus) spruce top, Central American figured bocote back & sides. Ebony fretboard & bridge w. pearl ‘snowflake’ inlays; edge binding & purfling rosewood w. green Corian & bubinga inner lines. Grover chrome individual sealed machine heads. Hard high gloss catalyzed urethane finish…

Guitar Body Bouzouki (Irish type)

Unusually powerful guitar body ‘zouk with side sound port for the player’s benefit. Maine AAA aged spruce top w. figured S. American mahogany body & neck, Brazilian ironwood (ipe) fretboard, bridge, tailpiece, and pickguard available (no extra charge). Extremely deep & powerful sound, it is made for GDAD etc. but is even better at FCGC…

Parlor Bell Guitar

Bell guitar prototype; designed by Gordon Bok 50 years ago, based on the Washburn that the poet Carl Sandburg played. This has a parlor guitar sound, very even and present, with the side port giving the player an extra ‘monitor’. Nice graduated grain Maine spruce w. mahofgany back, side, and neck. Brazilian ironwood fretboard and…

Custom Mando-cittern (sold)

10 string mando-cittern tuned GDAEB, all 5ths. With K&K pickup, great acoustic fidelity. When capoed at 5 you have a mandolin with a bottom C octave pair, same scale as a mandolin. Custom order from the Celtic region of Indiana.