Al Beardsell Acoustic Guitars & Mandolins

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.
  1. Beardsell 2G - Bearclaw Lutz Spruce & Makore

    Beardsell 2G - Bearclaw Lutz Spruce & Makore

    £4,949.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £142.63 per month with 10% deposit
    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 if digging in.

    • Bearclaw Lutz spruce top
    • Makore back and sides
    • Venetian cutaway
    • Lacquer finish
    • Dual soundports
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 24.9” scale
    • 1.75” nut width
    • 2.25” string spacing at saddle
    • 15” lower bout
    • Mahogany, 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 fretboard
    • Rosewood bridge
    • Gotoh 510 chrome tuners
    • Chrome tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Rosewood bridge pins
    • Clear pickguard
    • Ameritage case

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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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