Boswell Used OM, Brazilian Rosewood / Adirondack Spruce
Built by one of our favorite luthiers, Arthur "Butch" Boswell, in his shop in Bend, Oregon. 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."
This model is a exquisite OM model, with a genuine Brazilian roswewood back and sides and a Adirondack spruce top. The result? One of the best hand built OM's we have ever played. It has a warmth and resonance few acoustics achieved, and not to be missed. Its in excellent condition with little play wear and no major outstanding nicks or dings. A K&K pickup was installed, serial #0053 and includes the original case.