Taos Model #1 - Nylon String Crossover

Classical Shape and Size

Classical Shape and Size

The Taos Model shares a body shape with our Elko Model - based on a 19th century Torres design. A true crossover, the fingerboard is tapered with a compound 12 - 16 inch radius, for comfortable playing. 

The Rarest of All Rosewood Species

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This guitar has a beautifully colored, well quartered body made of Southeast Asian rosewood, sometimes called Cambodian rosewood.  The tree is now endangered. The wood can no longer be exported. Our supply was legally imported into this country back in the 1990's.


Rare and Beautiful -With a Wonderful Sound

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Southeast Asian rosewood is not only much harder to come by than Brazilian rosewood. It is heavier and harder, giving it an amazing tone. In appearance, it resembles the best cocobolo with red color and dark streaks.

Engelmann Top with armrest, or without

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This Taos model has a super nice Engelmann spruce top. It is fitted with a removable cocobolo armrest. Here is is pictured with and without the armrest.

This Taos model is fitted with the fine, VS tuners

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Such a fine guitar deserved fine tuners. Therefore we fitted this guitar with handcrafted VS Tuners from Brazil. The buttons are custom made to match the back and sides of the guitar. 

Lame Horse Special Features

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Like all Lame Horse Guitars, the Taos model is fitted with an adjustable playing action system. This allows the player to quickly and easily modify playing action. No matter what style of play, gauge  of strings, or humidity, this guitar will have the desired playing action.

Taos Model#1 is offered at $7900

The guitar is sold in a Visesnut case. Please contact Lame Horse Instruments, if you have interest.

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Lillian, a New LH 14 at TNAG, London

WOW! What A Top!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Give Lillian a Listen

The great Stuart Ryan plays a short demo piece on Lillian which will give you an idea of her power, sustain, and volume. All of the features never waver as he moves up and down Lillian's 25" scale, 14 fret neck.

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Lillian is available at The North American Guitar - London

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Lillian lives in a custom Calton fiberglass travel case

Saddle Pal - Robin

Unique In Every Way

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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

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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

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

Rear Access Panels

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.