Boswell 1937 Advanced Jumbo Replica AJ-B Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood, Shaded Top
Built by one of our favorite luthiers, Arthur "Butch" Boswell, in his shop in Bend, Oregon. In order to create this reissue, Rudy lent Butch an actual 1937 Gibson Advanced Jumbo so that he could replicate every detail, while adding his own personal touches. The result is one of the finest acoustic guitars we have ever encountered. See full specs below. All Boswell guitars come with a beautiful, hand-written spec sheet and deluxe hardshell case.
ABOUT THE BUILDER
Butch worked for Rudy as a repair tech over 20 years ago at the original Rudy's Music Stop on 48th Street. After relocating to the West Coast, Butch has been building guitars for the past 20 years and has, in our minds, perfected the craft. A self-proclaimed "wood junky," Butch is constantly searching for old-growth tonewoods and even sources them himself during intense mountaineering expeditions. In addition to the Boswell guitars we stock in our shop, we also take custom orders.
In Butch's words:
"Each instrument is built completely by hand, sourcing only the highest quality, old growth materials possible, and put together with the highest attention to detail. Hide glue is the primary adhesive used, and every instrument is finished in 100% pure, un-catalyzed nitrocellulose lacquer.
Every guitar I make is essentially a 'Custom Shop' instrument, meaning, there is no ‘standard’ model. Each one is tailor made. The process requires a solid understanding of what each player is after, and in turn becomes a personal experience for both myself and the customer. Models, options, and wood selection are all just the basic starting point."