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Beardsell Guitars

Al Beardsell is a guitar-maker who thinks differently - so that you don't have to. Whether it's a hand-crafted individually cast tail piece, hand-wound pick up, side ports with sliding doors, or multi-scale fan frets, every Beardsell is unique. What gives these guitars their singular tone -- so remarkably, room-slayingly loud; so rich, so complex and tasty -- is actually the same thing that makes them straight up the most comfortable guitars you'll ever play. It all goes back to Al's original napkin sketch of the signature 4G body style: The lower bout was larger, but the bridge was positioned further back, taking maximum vibrational advantage of the larger surface area, while at the same time effectively moving the neck and headstock closer to the player. The end result is a guitar that actually feels more comfortable to play than a small-body, but has more sonic projection and complex tonality than an uncomfortably portly axe. It's Al-chemy, dude!

  1. Beardsell 2G - Bearclaw Lutz Spruce & Makore

    Beardsell 2G - Bearclaw Lutz Spruce & Makore

    £3,995.00
     
    In stock
    Awesome! When innovation combines with the complete mastery of traditional skills this is what you get. Al is a true master and the tone of this beauty is to die for! OK that's enough exclamation marks...

    It has a very full and open/rich tone with fantastic depth and complexity. The definition and separation are truly remarkable. This is a very intimate and expressive guitar that also responds beautifully to a pick and a bit of digging in.

    Top - Lutz Spruce (Bearclaw)
    Back & sides - Makore
    Neck - Mahogany
    Fretboard - Rosewood
    Case - Ameritage hard case made in Costa Rica

    Frets to the body - 14
    Scale length - 24.7"
    Neck profile - C
    Nut width - 45.8mm
    Nut spacing - 7.1mm
    Bridge spacing - 11.4mm
    Action fret 1 low E - 0.4mm
    Action fret 12 low E - 2.25mm
    Action fret 1 high E - 0.25mm
    Action fret 12 high E - 2.5mm
    Lower bout width - 15"
    Upper bout width - 11.02"
    Body depth at base - 4.33"

    Venetian cutaway - Lacquer finish - Dual soundports - offset tear-drop profile neck - Gold MoP logo - b/w/b/w/b/w black-dyed pear, holly, maple, fibrepurfling - Rosewood bindings - Rosewood, holly , ebony headstock veneer - Rosewood, maple rear headstock veneer - Holly, ebony, maple, black dyed pear backstrip - Holly, ebony, gold MOP side dots - Holly, ebony, black-dyed pear rosette - Rosewood bridge - Gotoh 510 chrome tuners - Chrome tuner buttons - Bone nut and saddle - Rosewood bridge pins - Clear pickguard

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  2. Beardsell 3-DM - Lutz Spruce & Leopard Wood

    Beardsell 3-DM - Lutz Spruce & Leopard Wood

    Out of 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
    • Soundport
    • 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

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  3. Beardsell 6A BF mandolin - sold

    Beardsell 6A BF mandolin - sold

    Out of stock
    I had been aware of Al Beardsell's amazing guitars for a while when I read the feature on him in the Fretboard Journal. I took a look at his website and was amazed to find this remarkable mandolin for sale.

    It is one of the most stunning mandolins I have ever seen. The sound has incredible clarity and finesse, power when called for and depth and subtlety when asked.

    It is in excellent condition with some very small marks. No previous owner, it was used by Al as a demonstration of his work, and was on loan to Mike Marshall for a few months and shown at his symposium summer 2010.




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