Hooper D-28 Cocobolo Varnish Dreadnought - New - Ken Hooper is making one of the very best guitars available today and we are proud to be the exclusive dealer for his outstanding instruments. Dynamic power, rich warm tone, totally hand made workmanship, exquisite fit & finish, comfortable playability that fits like a glove and the overall sound is staggering. Read more about Ken in the March Bluegrass Unlimited issue but better yet test drive one and see just how outstanding these guitars really are and with these features that is used in his builds, it will be difficult to find any maker with this quality and price point that compares.
Adirondack Spruce top with wide grain at the bouts, Adirondack braces, no tongue brace, hide glue construction, beautiful Cocobolo back & sides, Ebony fingerboard with Abalone diamond & squares inlay, traditional Ebony bridge with thru saddle, 1 ¾’’ nut width, 2 ¼’’ string spacing, solid Ebony bridge pins, Waverly “Butterbean” tuners, varnish finish & TR replica pickguard. This is what is contained in this acoustic box: Old Style tone, clean and clear registry, “alive sound & feel, ( it vibrates when talking around it) nothing over bearing as the balance is just the way it is supposed to be, and the sustain just lingers. In summary, this instrument will make any player, in any genre, extremely happy. These never last long but takes a while to obtain. Priced with TKL molded deluxe case.
Product ID: 846
Collings AT-16 Archtop 16’’Guitar New - After a 4 year wait it is finally here. A stunning example of Bill Collings work with his personal touch included. Soft warm rich tone with a serious delivery including a balanced register that brings to mind the classic time of the “golden era.” Feel very comfortable playing this beauty from Ink Spots to Mother Maybelle tunes with open chords or that “jazzy” rhythm as it will reflect that sound and feel. Sitka Spruce top, flamed Maple back, sides & neck, triple bound body, neck and headstock, Ebony original style adjustable bridge, Ebony fingerboard with dot inlay, classic style “Trapeze’’ tailpiece, Waverly Ivoroid button tuners, bound Ebony pickguard and the traditional sunburst finish. This guitar is extremely hard to obtain and only a few will be able to own one because of it’s extensive waiting period. Truly a masterpiece that will be cherished a lifetime. Offered with deluxe hard case.
Product ID: 841
Altman A-D2 Cocobolo Rosewood 1937 Model New - To the person who has owned or played a pre-war Dreadnought from the 1936-1938 “Golden Era” you know the tone and sound that is encapsulated within those instruments. This guitar so closely replicates the pre-war tone and overall sound that it is instantly recognized and the question that always is asked is “how does he make a new guitar sound 70 plus years old? If you are searching for that real tone, power, balance and response, then this is your guitar as these are the finest pre-war sounding instruments we have ever encountered. Built to 1936-1938 specifications entirely by hand, Adirondack Spruce top, forward shifted scalloped Adirondack braces, no tongue brace, 1 ¾’’ bone nut width, Ebony traditional bridge and fingerboard, original style Herringbone top trim, solid bone bridge pins with red-eye inlay, beautiful Cocobolo back & sides, Honduran Mahogany neck, thru saddle, Tortoise grain pickguard, traditional style rosette, original style fingerboard inlay, Waverly “Relic” Butterbean tuners, “antiqued” top aging toner, 2 5/16’’ string spacing and varnish finish. The neck profile is very close to a “vintage now” style and the overall appearance of this instrument takes on a slight distressed look. Complete “ancient” sounding in tone, separation, power, clarity, headroom and playability. Priced with deluxe hard case. Call or email for pricing and availability.
Product ID: 844