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Chris Ensor Guitars

Chris Ensor Guitars


Chris says "Guitars have been a part of my life from a very young age. I have enjoyed playing for many years now. My journey into lutherie began in high school. I have always had a do-it-yourself sort of mentality. So when I didn’t see what I wanted on the guitar store shelves anymore, I figured I would just build a guitar myself. My very first experiment was extremely unplanned. I decided I could build an acoustic guitar in a weekend- not know anything about how they were constructed other than what my eyes could see. My materials were a 2x4 and some plywood. Needless to say, I didn’t get a very good result.

For my next attempt, I decided to take a more educated approach to building. I read a book by Bob Benedetto a couple of times through and then took a stab at building a jumbo archtop guitar. When the dust had all settled, I had made just about every beginner mistake in the book. But, I had also learned a lot, too.

From there, my building education took me to Canada. Taking a suggestion from my father, I enrolled in a guitar building course under master luthier Sergei de Jonge. The course taught building from raw materials all the way through finishing. I finally had a guitar I could be proud of. Sergei taught me how to build practically- with out the use of CNCs. Most of the methods he taught implemented hand tool and simple jigs.

I came home from Canada with a fire burning inside me. I guess you could say I got bit by the lutherie bug. And yes, it is contagious. I now build in my own climate controlled shop in Springfield, Missouri. By day, I am a TV producer. Nights, weekends, and any other moment I can spare, I am out in the shop doing what I love- building guitars."

  1. Ensor OM - Lutz & Wenge (used)

    Ensor OM - Lutz & Wenge (used)

    Out of stock
    Was £3695. Dusty Corner price £2695.

    A regular customer spotted Chris' work a while ago and I'm very glad he did. This is a beautiful guitar with with a very solid tone, solid seems a strange word to use but what I'm getting at is chords that sound completely even with no strange beats or wolf tones roaming around. Individual notes are strong, well defined and full, the overall tone is dark, rich and vibrant.

    • Lutz spruce top
    • Wenge back and sides
    • Oval lower bout soundport
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25.4” scale
    • 1 ¾ nut width
    • 2 1/8” string spacing at saddle
    • 15” lower bout
    • Mahogany neck
    • Radial bloodwood purfling
    • Wenge bindings
    • Wenge headstock veneer
    • Wenge rear headstock veneer
    • Wenge backstrip
    • No position markers (with side dots)
    • Wenge rosette
    • Macassar ebony fretboard
    • Macassar ebony bridge
    • Gotoh 510 tuners
    • Chrome tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • No pickguard
    • TKL case

    Ensor OM - Lutz & Wenge (used)Ensor OM - Lutz & Wenge (used)Ensor OM - Lutz & Wenge (used)


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