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Boswell 00-12B with Brazilian Rosewood, Italian Alpine Spruce

by Boswell
$25,000.00
Soho: Out of stock / Scarsdale: In stock
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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."

SPECS

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

Serial #77 

“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.