Al Beardsell Guitars
I first came across Al's work when I was reading The Fretboard Journal. There was a mandolin I just had to have. I checked out his website and it was available, so guess what?
I also noticed his amazing design aesthetic applied to guitars as well. So he went on my list of luthiers to work with in future. When I met him and saw a couple of his guitars I was hooked. I have always been fascinated by innovative design that combines traditional techniques with original thinking. Al is a master of this way of working.
Beardsell 3-DM£5,195.00In stock
I can still remember the first time I saw an instrument by Al. This is my first Beardsell guitar and I am well and truly gobsmacked. It looks like a work of art and plays like a dream.
The tone is big, fat and generous. There's great volume and willing response to a light touch with dark and luscious bass notes, full mids and ringing sweet 'n clear trebles. To coin that tired old cliché (again) it sounds as good as it looks.
• Lutz spruce top
• Leopard wood back and sides
• Florentine cutaway
• 14 frets to the body
• 24.9” scale
• 1.75” nut width
• 2.25” string spacing at saddle
• 16” lower bout
• Mahogany neck
• Gold pearl logo
• Holly , ebony, pear, maple purfling
• Macassar ebony bindings--
• Macassar ebony headstock veneer
• Macassar ebony rear headstock veneer
• Black Gabon, holly backstrip
• No position markers side holly ebony segmented strip w/ pearl dots
• Holly, ebony "x-ray" and zig-zag pie trim rosette
• Macassar ebony fretboard
• Macassar ebony bridge
• Chrome Gotoh 510 tuners
• Black tuner buttons
• Bone nut and saddle
• Ebony bridge pins
• Clear pickguard
• Ameritage case