Harvey Leach Guitars
I have been an admirer of Harvey Leach's guitars and inlay work for a long time. When I met him it stuck in my mind to commission something and now that dream is coming true. He is famous for his work for Martin and many others, having worked on guitars that sell for over one hundred thousand dollars.
Harvey's inlay work is beautiful and inspirational, ranging from the most stunning 'tree of life' fretboard inlays, to wildlife and Japanese art. We are currently working on the first guitar's design, it is expected late this year. It will be a theme depicting my love of the scenery of the American South West, from the well known Grand Canyon and Monument Valley to lesser known sites such as Dead Horse Canyon and the Escalante area (oh and of course a cactus somewhere, my first business was called Cactus Leather after my first visit to the area).
Leach Southwest£13,995.00In stockWhat can you say about the work of a genius inlay artist? This guitar is even more stunning than I imagined when I first thought of it and talked to Harv.
But Mr. Leach doesn't just have a reputation for his inlay work, it sounds great too. Very rich and warm with fantastic balance, definition and projection.
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• Engelmann spruce top
• Manchinga back and sides
• Venetian cutaway
• 14 frets to the body
• 25.375” scale
• 1.75” nut width
• 2 9/32”string spacing at saddle
• 15” lower bout
• Mahogany with Aspen center neck
• Black/white /black purfling
• Dark flamed Koa bindings
• Headstock veneer: Cactus scene sapele, bubinga, pau ferro, tulipwood, bloodwood, cocobolo, malachite, turquoise, Corian, imitation MOP
• Spalted maple with B/W/B purfling rosette
• Southwest scene inlay fretboard
• Rosewood bridge
• Gotoh 510 tuners
• Ebony tuner buttons
• Bone nut and saddle
• Ebony with honey jasper dots bridge pins
• Pickguard: Gecko inlay on Manchinga, inlay materials: Honey jasper, red coral and pipestone recon stone, red Corian, ebony.
• TKL case