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Boswell 1937 Advanced Jumbo Replica AJ-M Mahogany, Cherry Red Finish & Shaded Top #76

by Boswell
$16,000.00
Soho: In stock / Scarsdale: Out of stock
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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. This particular guitar is a one-off of the regular AJ-M, finished with luscious cherry red lacquer. 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."

SPECS

* Top Wood: Adirondack spruce
* Back/Side Wood: Old growth Honduran mahogany
* Bracing: Adirondack spruce - 1930s era, forward-shifted & scalloped X-bracing, "ladder" style back bracing
* Fingerboard: Old growth Brazilian rosewood, 25.5" scale, 14 frets to body, 19 frets total, 12" radius, 1 3/4" at nut, 2 1/4" at 12th fret, "arrowhead" inlays
* Bridge: Old growth Brazilian rosewood, rectangular style with through saddle, 2 1/4" E to e spacing, solid ivoroid pins with tortoise dots
* Binding: Tortoise style binding bound body and neck with white purfling line, '30s era low profile binding height
* Purfling: Tortoise, black and ivoroid purfling throughout; custom 6-ply tortoise and grained ivoroid rosette
* Custom options: This entire guitar is a "custom option," but most notably, the cherry and cherry burst finish work


 

“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.

“There is truly nothing like it. The highest quality professional gear and The Rudy’s custom shop are undeniably one of the best!” Mike S.