Cosette - A Collaboration by Maegen Wells And Lame Horse

For Sale On Reverb until December 24, 12AM

This guitar was built as a collaboration between Maegen Wells of Forestville, CA, Jeremy Jenkins, and Chris Jenkins of Lame Horse Instruments, Texas. Maegen created the beautiful body design originally as a 14 fret guitar. The Jenkins boys reimagined the bracing into a 12 fret design. Maegen created the figured sapele rim, lined with curly maple. The Lame Horse boys braced the Engelmann spruce top and the figured sapele back. Jeremy Jenkins created the 11 piece Honduran mahogany-maple neck with the Maegen Wells designed headstock. Chris Jenkins designed and inlaid the rosettes, side inlays, and back inlays. Maegen Wells did the nitrocellulose lacquer finish, as well as the bridge, final assembly and setup. The guitar features a rear access panel, Kevin Ryan titanium bridge pins, and the Lame Horse action adjustment system. This system allows the player to quickly and easily adjust the playing action at any time with the guitar strung up to pitch. The fingerboard features Maegen Wells logo at the 12 th fret, the Lame Horse logo at the 1st fret, and a sterling silver cap over the lock down bolt for the neck. The guitar is supplied with a TKL type plywood hardshell case which works fine to store and protect the guitar. However, it is not custom fitted to the unique body shape. The guitar will be professional packed for shipping. The shipping price includes full insurance.  This instrument will be removed from public sale on December 24, 2018, 12 AM.


Price - $4500

A Christmas Gift

 If this guitar is purchased this Christmas season, the buyer will receive a free solid mahogany Lame Horse Komona Wanna Leiya ukulele complete with hardshell faux alligator case.

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Lillian, a New LH 14 at TNAG, London

WOW! What A Top!

Lillian sports a beautiful Sitka spruce top with the most silking we have ever seen. This top has absolutely no runout, and golden color that makes the silking and longitudinal grain even more beautiful. 

Honduran mahogany

Figured mahogany is pretty to look at, but for the maximum stiffness and lightness needed for that perfect warm mahogany tone, it takes the perfectly straight grain exhibited in Lillian's back and sides.

A Unique Rosette

Lillian's rosette consists of mother of pearl, abalone, and very fine white and black lines, all elegantly laid into burled walnut. It makes for a modern rosette with a vintage vibe.

Graphtech Ratio Tuners

Lillian is fitted with Graphtech Ratio Tuners, which tune all strings at the same speed due to different gearing for each string. These tuners are not cheap, but worth every penny.

LH 14 All the Way

Lillian has the typical  sound of all LH 14 guitars, at home being strummed, finger picked, or flat picked. Lillian is an all around performer. That sound will stay safe and secure in a Calton fiberglass travel case, which is included.

All the Lame Horse Specialties

Like all Lame Horse Guitars, Lillian is fitted with a rear access panel for easy access to the inside of the guitar, and playing action that is quickly and easily adjustable by the player under full string tension.

Lillian is available at The North American Guitar - London

Lillian lives in a custom Calton fiberglass travel case

Emily - The Yellow Rose of Texas

All Texas Woods

Emily was built for the Local Wood Challenge at the Holy Grail Exhibition in Berlin Germany. Guitar builders from all over the world come together and present guitars made from woods all native to their homeland. We were proud to present a guitar made of all Texas woods.

The Guitar is Named for Emily Morgan

Emily Morgan was a spy for Sam Houston who "occupied" Santa Anna  as the Texans prepared their attack at the Battle of San Jacinto, where Texas won independence from Mexico. She is the famous Yellow Rose of Texas.

Texas History Everywhere

All of the guitars inlays and sound holes are very symbolic. The blue and the red of the 100 piece front inlay represent the courage and the blood shed by the valiant defenders of the Alamo, and the 200 Texan freedom fighters of Goliad  Santa Ana executed on palm Sunday 1836. The teardrop shaped sound holes are symbolic also of the tears shed for those brave men.

The Story Continues...

The Texas history theme continues to the sides and back where the red streaked box elder resembles blood stains. Santa Ana refused burials for all of the Texans, and burned their bodies. At San Jacinto the Texans rose like the Phoenix  inlaid on the back of this guitar from the ashes of their early defeats to win their independence.

Saddle Pal - Small Guitar, Big Sound

Typical of all Saddle Pals, Emily has a full, balanced sound that defies her size. Click the blue button below to hear what she sounds like.

Give Emily a Listen

Woods From All Over Texas

back and sides - box elder; top - Engelmann spruce; fingerboard, binding, access panel cover - Texas ebony; neck -Canadian maple; bridge honey mesquite 

Saddle Pal - Robin

Unique In Every Way

This Saddle Pal is truly a beautiful, one of a kind musical tool.  It's uniqueness begins with a three dimensional rosette and 14 sound holes.

A Strong Voice

The select Engelmann spruce top supplies a a huge voice with complete string to string balance, super intonation, and deep bass notes uncharacteristic of small guitars.

Beautiful Tonewoods

Wood lovers will find a lot to like on this guitar. Rarely does one find Madagascar rosewood of this quality anymore.

Rear Access Panels

Like all Lame Horse Guitars, this guitar is built to last. It is equipped with a rear access panel to allow easy visualization and access to the interior of the guitar. Changing or adding electronics is a breeze. Inspecting and repairing damage, should it occur, can easily and accurately be accomplished.


Adjustable Playing Action

All Lame Horse guitars feature playing action easily adjustable under full string tension. A few turns of the Allen wrench, and one always maintains perfect playing action regardless of weather conditions or the instruments age.

Only the Best Protection is Good Enough

Lame Horse Guitars come with custom fitted Calton Travel Cases, the worlds best guitar case. Made in Austin, TX, USA. Robin's case has a blue exterior with a gold interior.

Robin has been sold. She has moved on to her new home in Las Vegas, NV.

Please feel free to contact us by phone or email to discuss any questions you might have about this instrument. We are happy to rename instruments, if the new owner so wishes. A new truss rod cover will be made at no charge.

Grace, The Latest Elko Model Guitar

The Second in the DOME Series of Rosettes

Grace is a sister to Belagana, as they share the Dome style 3 dimensional rosette, although the rosettes are made of very different materials, and Grace sports a black top.

Pommel Sapelle

Very highly figured sapele back and sides are paired with Macassar ebony bindings on the body, for a tasteful rich appearance. 

Black, Gold, Jasper, and Awabi

We knew it would take a very special look to do justice to the look, if we were going to continue the series of DOME rosette Elko guitars. Belagana was such a striking instrument. However, we think Grace measures up. She is all Grace with her flat awabi abalone rosette overlaid with the DOME containing red jasper nuggets with veins of real gold running through the jasper. The top of the guitar is purfled with the same jasper and gold stone. The contrast with the black top makes it all even more beautiful.

Rear Access Panel

Like all Lame Horse Guitars, this guitar is built to last. It is equipped with a rear access panel to allow easy visualization and access to the interior of the guitar. Changing or adding electronics is a breeze. Inspecting and repairing damage, should it occur, can easily and accurately be accomplished.

Adjustable Playing Action

All Lame Horse guitars feature playing action easily adjustable under full string tension. A few turns of the Allen wrench, and one always maintains perfect playing action regardless of weather conditions or the instruments age.

Only the Best Protection Is Good Enough

Lame Horse Guitars come with custom fitted Calton Travel Cases, the worlds best guitar case. Made in Austin, TX, USA. Grace's case has a blue exterior with a gold interior.

Grace is a new instrument. Grace has been SOLD. She has a new home in the UK.

Please feel free to contact us by phone or email to discuss any questions you might have about this instrument. We are happy to rename instruments, if the new owner so wishes. A new truss rod cover will be made at no charge.