l-185

L-185

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This guitar is a commission with some serious flash, built of select hi-curl eastern maple for the back, neck, and sides with a 4-A Sitka top. The fingerboard is ebony with alternating solid pearl spaces. This checkerboard theme is echoed in the inlay on the bridge as well as the B/W custom binding on the body and headstock. A pearl truss rod cover on the black headstock completes the show. This one sparkles.

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l-185-koa

L-185 Koa

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This instrument was constructed using sublime tight-curl Koa for the back and sides with 4-A Sitka spruce for the top. It sports a three piece Honduras Mahogany neck with a “blackjack” ebony fingerboard and ebony peghead overlay. Note the classic inlaid and contoured ebony bridge and Grover tuning keys. A beautiful, lightweight guitar that sounds as good as it looks.

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l-185-cutaway

L-185 Cutaway

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I like the looks of a Florentine cutaway and here it is. This guitar has a somewhat thinner body (4 1/8” at the endpin, 2 13/16” at heel) made of antique piano wood (fine grade Cuban Mahogany) and a 4-A Sitka spruce top. She has an Ebony “blackjack” (non-inlaid) fingerboard, Brazilian rosewood peghead overlay and bridge. I used vintage style keystone tuners to complete the picture.

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l-185-rosewood

L-185 Indian Rosewood

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Rosie was made using select 40 year old Indian rosewood for the back and sides with a 4-A Sitka spruce top. It has a one piece Honduras mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and Brazilian rosewood peghead overlay. The bridge is the lighter weight “belly up” style and is of Brazilian rosewood as well. The nut width is 1 ¾”.

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ll-00-rosewood

LL-00 Indian Rosewood

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The Llewellin-00 is my smaller model guitar, based on the small “fingerpickers” of the past, but with a few modern upgrades. The body is very dark and very old Indian rosewood with a Sitka spruce top, set off by custom “checkerboard” binding.

It is 14 ¾” wide and the body depth is approximately 4” at the endpin. It has a fast three-piece Honduras mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard with offset position dots and a Brazilian Rosewood bridge. Strong, clean, focused tone from a very comfortable instrument.

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ll-00-koa

LL-00 Koa

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I built this one for my wife from a scandalously curly set of Koa I had in my stash. Sitka spruce top, scalloped bracing, one piece Honduras Mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard with offset position dots and a Brazilian RW bridge added up to a truly wonderful sounding instrument. This one got the custom checkerboard binding as well, along with Mini-Schaller tuners. Bone nut and saddle, John Pearse bridge pins, …who could ask for anything more? Yea, this one is really cool.

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concert-uke

Concert Ukulele

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This is one of my recent Concert ukuleles. The top, back, and sides are made of Cuban mahogany, salvaged from an ancient piano while the neck is Honduras mahogany with a Brazilian rosewood overlay. It has cool planetary tuning pegs and sports my traditional pearl UFO peghead inlay made by my wife, complete with death rays. A lot of music and classic tone in a small package.

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mandolin

Llewellin Electric 5-String Mandolin

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I built a series of these instruments a few years back out of my own curiosity and as sort of my own personal tribute to the legendary Tiny Moore, mandolin player for Bob Wills. They all had outstanding curly Western maple tops and solid Honduras Mahogany bodies. They came with two Bartolini mini-humbuckers, a tune-a-matic type bridge and a little stop bar tailpiece made by me.  Nothing but the very best. 

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banjo

Banjo Neck

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This is one of many “counterfeit” 5-string banjo necks that I built some years ago; this one was for my wife, Dixie. It’s on a smallish Vega pot and is a copy of a very fine Style #7 owned by a good friend of mine. Dixie cut all the pearl for me and the engraving was done by my friend Heinar Tamme, renowned master engraver. 

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