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Lame Horse Instruments

Builders of Custom Hand Made Guitars

Builders of Custom Hand Made Guitars

Builders of Custom Hand Made GuitarsBuilders of Custom Hand Made GuitarsBuilders of Custom Hand Made Guitars


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La Cathedral OM - Available at the Guitar Sanctuary

The Guitar Sanctuary, McKinney, TX, one of the most beautiful guitar stores in the world,  is now offering our latest guitar. An OM model. Specs - Top-Engelmann spruce. Back and sides - highly figured katalox. Neck 7 piece Honduran mahogany. Fingerboard - ebony. Bridge - Indian rosewood. Scale length - 25.5” 14 fret. Rosette - pomelle bubinga, red abalone, turquoise, with 10 sound holes, side port. Head plate - pommelle bubinga. VS tuners with ebony buttons. Rear access panel. Adjustable playing action. $10,900

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OM Model - SOLD!

This black topped Italian alpine spruce - Madagascar rosewood  guitar is our latest OM. It features  a Venetian cutaway, ebony fingerboard, a nontraditionally shaped sound hole, Macassar ebony bindings, Tibitian turquoise purflings, and Tibetian turquoise  buttons on custom VS tuners. The rosette is crafted from away abalone, Tibetian turquoise, green abalone, and black pearl. Of course, like all Lame Horse Guitars, it features adjustable playing action, multi laminate Honduran mahogany neck, and a rear access panel.

Brian Love describes and demonstrates the OM.

Art Deco Saddle Pal - SOLD!

A New Rosette Design


This is the first Saddle Pal to incorporate a new non-traditional rosette design, which expands the palate to both sides of the fingerboard.

Art Deco Design Throughout


The art deco design of the rosette is carried throughout the guitar, including the headstock. The guitar is fitted with custom VS tuners.

A Perfect Engelmann Heart


A  perfectly quartered, aged, ultra-light, Engelmann spruce top gives this guitar the traditional Saddle Pal voice.

Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides


A dramatic set of Brazilian rosewood back and sides complement the Engelmann spruce top.

A Lame Horse Interior


The art deco theme is continued to the inside of the guitar onto the maple double sides.

All the Lame Horse Extras


Of course this guitar comes with all the Lame Horse extras - Hand crafted VS tuners, art deco rear access panel, adjustable playing action, and Calton travel case.

Sold, but we would love to make you one

by the The North American Guitar

London, England

Elko Built for the 2019 NAMM Show - SO

This Elko Model is Full of Bells and Whistles


NAMM is the world's biggest and best stage for musical instruments. Only the best work from every luthier and factory is being exhibited there. We made this guitar to stand out in that star studded field. 

Turquoise Appointments


This Lady wears her turquoise jewelry well. The 3D rosette, access panel truss rod cover, front and back purflings, fingerboard inlay and purflings, back inlay, and even the tuner buttons are carved from turquoise.

A Special Engelmann Top


The top (and guitars are really all  about the top) is made from Engelmann spruce aged in our shop for 15 years. The best thing about an acoustic guitar is that its sound improves every day. Listen to the sound clip below to hear what a head start this top gives this new guitar.

Perfectly Quartered Ziricote Back and Sides


Ziricote does not get better than the ziricote on the back and sides of this guitar - perfectly quarter sawn, dark streaks, and a nice wave back inlay to complement the theme.

Lame Horse Interior


In keeping with our tradition of using our best efforts everywhere in the guitar, The interior of this guitar is no disappointment. The wave theme is played out well on the interior - Britannia Rules the Seas!

All the Lame Horse Extras


Of course this guitar comes with all the Lame Horse extras - Hand crafted VS tuners with turquoise buttons, rear access panel, adjustable playing action, and Calton travel case.

This Guitar is No Longer Available Through The North American Guitar Because - They Have Sold it

The North American Guitar found her a good home in Yorkshire, England.  However, they will be happy to order one for you using one of their upcoming reserved build slots.