David Wren Guitars
I usually get a bit excited when I work something out for another great luthier to send some guitars to TAMCO. In this case I was more than a bit excited, David's work is admired by no less than Linda Manzer!! And he's a great guy to work with, the best of all possible words.
David started building in 1977 and has worked with such legendary luthiers as Jean Larrivee, Grit Laskin, Linda Manzer and Sergei de Jonge. That's quite a pedigree and it shows in the quality of his work, stunning design, attention to detail and of course - most important of all - tone.
David displayed my first guitar from him at the Montreal Guitar Show before he sent it. This is what Linda Manzer said about it "David Wren's guitar was simply awe inspiring - to look at - gorgeous, to play - I couldn't put it down. One of the most inspiring builders ever." It also sold the day after it arrived.
Wren Remuda Royal Macassar ebony£4,495.00In stockMy second from David (the first sold immediately) and another fantastic guitar. As I have oft said one of the signs of a great luthier is to be able to combine qualities that you might think mutually exclusive. From powerhouse to poet, from picker 'n strummer to delicate fingerstylist this beauty can do it all.
And you get a hard cover book with David's great photography showing the build.. bliss.
• Master grade Lutz spruce top
• Royal macassar ebony back and sides
• French polish finish
• Oval soundport
• 14 frets to the body
• 25.4” scale
• 1 ¾” nut width
• 2 ¼” string spacing at saddle
• 15 ¾” lower bout
• Mahogany neck
• EVO fretwire
• Wren logo on fifth fret, silver, copper, brass, stone
• B/W padauk W/B purfling
• Pomelle quilted sapele bindings
• Royal macassar ebony headstock veneer
• Royal macassar ebony rear headstock veneer
• Pomelle quilted sapele backstrip
• No position markers (with side dots)
• Spalted maple rosette
• Ebony fretboard
• Ebony bridge
• Gotoh 510 with antique gold housing tuners
• Black tuner buttons
• Bone nut and saddle
• Ebony bridge pins
• Clear pickguard
• Hardshell case
Wren Concert Rosewood SOLDSoldHere's what Linda Manzer said about this guitar when it was at the Montreal Guitar show. "David Wren's guitar was simply awe inspiring - to look at - gorgeous, to play - I couldn't put it down. One of the most inspiring builders ever."
David Wren is one of those discoveries that make doing this so much fun. He’s a quiet kind of guy and doesn’t shout about his prowess much so I’m going to.
I don’t think this beauty will be around too long.. The workmanship is beautiful and immaculate, the tone is fat and I mean fat in ‘the nicest possible way’, thick and luscious with great balance, clarity and separation.
It also comes with a beautiful book with photos of the build, see photo.
* Master Grade Lutz spruce top
* Old growth East Indian rosewood David has had it for 30 years) and sides
* Arm bevel
* 14 frets to the body
* 25.4” scale
* 1 23/32" nut width :
* 2 3/16" string spacing at saddle :
* 16” lower bout
* Mahogany neck
* No cutaway
* "Wren" inlay logo at 5th fret
* Snakewood top border
* Snakewood bindings
* Snakewood headstock veneer
* No position markers (with side dots)
* Spalted maple rosette
* Ebony fretboard
* Ebony bridge
* Premium Gotoh 510 tuners
* Ebonoid tuner buttons
* Bone nut and saddle
* Bone bridge pins
* Clear pickguard
* Ameritage case