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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.
The Taos model utilizes the same Torres inspired body shape as the Elko model. The difference is the top is voiced for nylon strings, and the neck is slightly tapered, with a compound radius on the fingerboard, for extreme player comfort. Like all Lame Horse guitars, the Taos features the Lame Horse adjustable playing action system, and a rear access panel. Like its city namesake, Taos, New Mexico, this guitar is a little bit Spanish, an little bit American, and all fun.
However, we would love to make you one. Congratulations to this guitar's new owner, Alan Shikoh, on being named as one of the three finalist in the recent Acoustic Guitar Player of the Year Competition, 2019, held at the London Guitar Show.
This is the first Saddle Pal to incorporate a new non-traditional rosette design, which expands the palate to both sides of the fingerboard.
The art deco design of the rosette is carried throughout the guitar, including the headstock. The guitar is fitted with custom VS tuners.
A perfectly quartered, aged, ultra-light, Engelmann spruce top gives this guitar the traditional Saddle Pal voice.
A dramatic set of Brazilian rosewood back and sides complement the Engelmann spruce top.
The art deco theme is continued to the inside of the guitar onto the maple double sides.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.