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This guitar features a western red cedar top with cocobolo back and sides. The scale length is 25.5". Although a nylon string instrument, this guitar is made with playing comfort in mind. The finger board sports a compound radius, starting at the nut at 16". The fingerboard is 1.875" wide at the nut. The top features a traditional version of Torres 7 fan bracing. The rosette is a Celtic horse of awabi abalone. All of the typical Lame Horse features are here, including adjustable playing action, access panel, and upgraded VS Tuners. Please take a look at the photos below, and listen to the sound sample included with video below. Price $10,900.
Please check out an audio sample of the guitar on this video. The recording was made with one SE5200 microphone directly to a Tascam digital recorder. The recording is not modified in any way. No equalization or effects were added. What you hear is all guitar, nothing else.
Contact us about this beautiful OM. 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
This instrument is one of the the most sensitive and responsive guitars we have ever built. Please take a moment to listen to the demo below. It is for sale at
The North American Guitar - Nashville - London.
As unconventional as a Saddle Pal rosette may look at times. The bracing is not so unconventional at all.
The double sides are maple finished with a Celtic pattern in keeping with the rosette.
We use a special algorithm to select all our tops for the perfect density and stiffness. We carefully measure the Young's modulus, density, and longitudinal resonant frequency of all wood we are considering as guitar tops.
The weight and resonant properties of koa seem to work extremely well for our Saddle Pal model.
A long laborious process of listening and measuring the spectrograms of the various modes of vibration of the guitar is done to achieve final voicing and determine final port sizes.
And of course, in the end, it all has to look nice!
This guitar comes in a custom Calton Case. Equipped with Graphtech slot head tuners, custom made for Lame Horse Instruments, and has all standard Lame Horse features - access panel, adjustable playing action, 7 piece neck, and slotted peg head.
THIS INSTRUMENT HAS BEEN SOLD BY THE North American GUITAR!
We feel Honduran mahogany gives the best combination of bark and sweetness for the perfect ukulele sound.
These ukuleles have almost exactly identical specifications, however, they are different sizes. One is the popular concert size, being slightly larger than a soprano uke. The other is a tenor, the next larger size up from a concert. Price -Tenor $799 - Concert $699
This instrument has solid Honduran mahogany back, sides, and neck. It has rosewood binding, peg head overlay, fingerboard, and bridge. It has geared Grover ukulele tuners with black buttons. Bone is used for the saddle and nut. A cowgirl pinup is on the back. These images are very durable. However, these images are also easily removed for anyone who just prefers a plain mahogany back to the graphic. A hardshell, green velour lined, faux alligator case is supplied with the instrument. Photos of the details of the instrument and case are included.
Unlike our guitars and Gitjos which are all made in Texas, these ukuleles are made of imported parts, and only partly constructed by us in an effort to keep their price low. However, the quality of the uke and its sound is high.
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.