Boswell 00-12B with Brazilian Rosewood, Italian Alpine Spruce
Built by one of our favorite luthiers, Arthur "Butch" Boswell, in his shop in Bend, Oregon.
This twelve fret, 00 guitar produces tones typically only found in larger body guitars. Pungent low end with crisp high and clear mid-range. This guitar is comfortable and gorgeous in sound and play-ability. Boswell's attention to detail is certainly noticeable on the finer ends of this guitar with clean cut, beautiful lines and edges at the heel and head cap on the neck.
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."
Top Wood: Italian Spruce
Back/Sides: Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood
Bracing: German Spruce top and back, forward shifted, straight taper x bracing, single tone bar, Brazilian Rosewood bridge plate, traditional "Ladder" back bracing
Fingerboard: African Ebony, 24.9" scale, 20" radius, 1 3/4" nut width, 2 1/4" width at twelfth fret, 20 frets total, 'short snowflake inlay pattern
Bridge: African Ebony drop-in style saddle, pyramid design, 2 1/4" E-e Spacing, bone "sound" pins with abalone dots
Binding: Old growth Brazilian Rosewood bound body, and fingerboard
Purfling: Simple black/white banding for top and back, single white line on binding bottom edge, end-graft, heel cap, and peghead top and back veneere
Custom Options: Custom Cherry Sunburst top, slotted peghead with Brazilian Rosewood matched peghead overlay and strap, brazilian rosewood bound front and back, banded rosette with Brazilian Rosewood main ring