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(NEW) The best parlor guitar in the biz returns courtesy of our friend Chuck Baleno! Chuck is a master of the small-body guitar, squeezing an unbelievable amount of tone out of even the most diminutive boxes. This Size 2 is a work of art!
The top is Lutz spruce, a naturally occurring hybrid that has qualities of Sitka, white spruce and Engelmann. The back and sides are Indian rosewood, and the entire guitar is bound in curly koa. The rosette combines wood, purfling and abalone elements. The ebony fingerboard has diamond and square inlays, and the peghead has a beautiful piece of figured koa. This guitar just couldn't be prettier!
The scale length is 24 1/2", the nut is 1 3/4" and the string spacing at the saddle is 2 1/4". The mahogany neck has a modified V profile and the frets are stainless steel. The pyramid bridge and the bridge pins are both dark ebony. Hide glue on all tone-related bracing. Baleno guitars also come with a compensated nut and saddle, for fantastic intonation all over the fretboard.
Still our absolute favorite true parlor guitar on the market, from any builder. Includes hard case.
AMW Price: $3,795 (Online checkout)
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