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1 week ago
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Cocobolo! ... See MoreSee Less

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Pretty similar! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

We'll get there fast and then we'll take it slow.. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fantastic. Do you make Koa with Cedar Tops?

Bless you.



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2 weeks ago
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The White Arum
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Just another fabulous looking and outstanding sounding instrument! Maple bodied guitars are sometimes under rated - that one proves people wrong!

Without a doubt the most impressive Maple Acoustic I have ever heard! The top end of the Trebles are WAY up there! And the Bottom is surprisingly bold and Deep.

Maple is a very underrated wood, as all Wilborn guitars, another amazing combo. Someone is going to be very happy!

Another beauty has emerged. I love Maple.

Sounds beautiful Ben, another work of art

Wood species doesn’t matter much when you’re a wizard of a luthier and speak its language. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Stunningly beautiful - looks and sound!!

Another beautiful looking and sounding guitar.

Sounds wonderful as all Wilborn Guitars sound.

Question: Are you lining the guitar cases in t-shirt factory misfires? Asking for a friend.

Sounds lovely!

Another gorgeous Wilborn is born :>

Great looking Arum and sounds even better.

Awesome--Arum's rule!

Ben this my be dumb but whats an Arum? The shape?

What a beautiful sound that guitar has. Beautiful to look at also.


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2 weeks ago
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I love this guitar. I wish it was mine

Absolutely stunning, the sound must be fantastic!

Beautiful work, as always!

Stunning guitar Ben!

Exceedingly beautiful in the classiest way! And the clarity of sound in your demo video is incredible. It would probably be a recording engineer’s dream…

Absolutely beautiful, I love it

Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.

Sexy guitar….a deeper amber would’ve been my preference

Gorgeous, Ben!

That is lovely.

And she sounds as good as she looks!

Wow, what a beautiful instrument.

Super ultra gorgeous....!!!๐Ÿ‘

I laugh because this is ridiculously beautiful! If I could have two reactions the other one would be the wow Emoji.

That is striking!

More beautiful than a faberge egg

This is insane!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Beautiful work!

Beautiful piece of work xx

Pretty cool Ben!

Assez spécial merci

The pale horse of death...dead on that is!!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Wow! Very, very nice..



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1 month ago
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Merry Christmas! Thanks for making the nicest guitars!

Wishing you both a very merry Christmas with your respective families. Take care guys.

That was wonderful, Merry Christmas!

Verra nice boys! Merry Christmas and a better New Year!

Fabulous, Merry Christmas

Awesome! Merry Christmas!!

Very Merry Christmas!

Very cool! Merry Christmas!๐ŸŽ„

Very nice!!! Thanks and Merry Christmas guys!!!๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’•

Outstanding arrangement. Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

Soooo cool guys! Merry Christmas :-)

Merry Christmas Guys๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽธ

Thank you! Merry Christmas!

Beautiful! Happy Ho Ho, Ben! Say hello to your dad for me!

Hmmm...If I understood things correctly, this particular song holds an interesting place in Ben's musical history...something about a sister becoming upset that she couldn't get it right, being consoled by dad in another room, and then, the melody seemingly playing itself. Or was that a different song?

Awesome harmonies!

Pretty much Wonderful! โœจ Merry Merry ๐ŸŽ„

Beautifully done!!!

Happy Xmas that sounds really nice ๐Ÿ˜Š

That was beautiful! Thanks!

So beautiful, thanks

Love that tobacco burst

Nice !! Has a celtic vibe to it, love it !!

Really pretty it guys <3

โค๏ธ Love this!! Thanks for sharing your amazing instruments, passion and talent gentlemen! ๐ŸŽธโ„๏ธ

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1 month ago
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Very cool to have Carl test drive this Nautilus--love his demos!

1 month ago
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That is a beautiful sight, someone is a very lucky person!!

Merry Christmas Ben to you and your family.

I don’t think I’ve played one of these since I played the prototype. Looking forward to trying one.

Beautiful and elegant , I love it!

Artistry personified.

I’ll be happily waiting… When are you going to ship it to me…

Love Coco and Tunnel 14! โค๏ธ

Definite deja-vu… that’s a stunner!

So beautiful Ben ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโค๏ธ

That is classy!!

Saw you play this one, Super Duper!!

mahogany top?





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1 month ago
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A Wilborn Nautilus in Cocobolo and redwood. I am in love.

The mic is too hot- I apologize for the overdriven peaks- but here it is nonetheless.
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I see the real reason for the off set sound hole now, a built in guitar handle! Beautiful to look at, beautiful to hear and play, and a beautiful handle to hold onto!

Totally awesome, again. Love your excitement in sharing, and your excitement is totally justified. Sounds so good, looks so good, another winner!!

Another fabulous instrument! Looks and sounds fantastic!

Wow! Just Wow ๐Ÿคฉ I sure miss hearing you play. Thanks Ben and happy Christmas to you, Glo, and very grown children ๐Ÿฅฐ

Awesome! Wish I could buy this for my husband.

Killer! Love that sapwood - looks like my brw!

Wow, beautiful looks and fantastic sound..... Grrrrrr. Very lovely and singing highs and grommende (I don't know the English word) basses. It's a real gem and..... you play even better than you talk, and that says something, doesn't it ๐Ÿ˜‰.

That was deep bro!

How sweet it is!……

Beautiful guitar and playing!

So nice !! And so much beautiful sound !!!

OMG! Such a beautiful sound!

Ben, ABW is denser on average than Cocobolo


Yes, I like a shallower-bodied guitar…4”-to-4-1/4” max., tail, and 3-1/4” neck. Closer to traditional OM specs. Love the vowel analysis, as well.

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2 months ago
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Frog and Toad at Tanglewood studio. New record coming out soon!

Frog and Toad at Tanglewood studio. New record coming out soon!
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Looks like Frog was amazed at whatever lead line you had going there or he was just thinking man I wish I could make that face!

That is awesome man, can't wait Ben !!

Looking forward to it.

Awesome--about time! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Rock on, Toad!

I can’t wait!!!

You were gittin it!!

Hurry up!

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2 months ago
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Wilborn Arum in Brazilian and Adirondack. Ker-POW!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice B, your work is outstanding and the tone, volume is amazing!

Me, 4min in... PLAY THE DA%$ GUITAR! Just kidding - your enthusiasm about the intricacies of the wood is one more thing that makes these worth watching (and another thing that makes you the builder you are).

Congrats Al, sounds like you got another winner here! Great work Mr. Wilborn, I hope to meet you in person someday!

I can’t stand it!! Just an exemplary instrument. I love that you demo your guitars in standard tuning in things I think I should (key word) be able to play - but can’t! One day - I will, and on a Nautilus or Arum. Or both! Outstanding!

You're killing me, Ben. I must say, though, I'm looking forward to hearing the maple one you posted the other day.

WOW, absolutely stunning , and the sound,, oh my God!!! Thing looks and sounds amazing. And yes,, I'm a geek about wood,, so we get it, fabulous.

I LOVE how passionate you are about the smallest intricacies (like wood grain and bevels) to the most macro details like wood species and sub species. โ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธ

Beautiful sound and craftsmanship - what string gauge (and brand) do you use? ... and what was the name of the tuners? ...

Great video Ben!

Incredible sound !!


Pls stop posting ur videos. and dont make me feel jealous about u.. Absolutely stunning guitar sir.


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2 months ago
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This guitar is available at The North American Guitar in Nashville. We thought it was sold, but that fell through. This is likely to be the only Wilborn guitar that will be unclaimed for the next couple of years, so swoop now if you are interested! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great sound !! Love the lower notes !!

2 months ago
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European maple, really nice red spruce and ebony. I just put a coat of epoxy filler on it, and abracadabra. ... See MoreSee Less

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Around 1980 I used this combination, only I used German Spruce and German Maple. I made the guitar for Boston folk Music Award recipient Brooks Williams a terrific guitarist, now living in England. A very distinct tone, great volume. In a recording session where Brooks brought numerous guitars and the producer had just produced David Bowie. They were trying different instrument and the producer said “let’s play that white guitar”. Well done Ben, as always!

Elegant to the max. Nice work!

We may be talking about just such a guitar soon. Maple has such a unique tone and tightness. And the beauty of Life is short.

Is that a spray on epoxy or like a trad’l wipe/spread on epoxy?

Beautiful work Ben, I love it

I’m not a maple guy. But now maybe I am? I’m confused. ๐Ÿ˜

European Maple, or Ahorn as the Germans call it, is really something special !

Going to be another beauty!

Platinum Blonde!

Terry Moore Hi Terry After getting my Stelling back from Huss and Dalton, no more cracks, neck relief is fine they replaced the saddle but it feels too high. Is there a quick easy and safe way too lower it ? Judicious sanding I assume.

Wow. Magnificent, as is your photography of your art.

Superb. The same woods that Antonio Stradivari would have used.

Now that’s purdy



My god!


Wow, that is gorgeous!

Wow, that’s gorgeous!

Straight sexy โค๏ธ

that maple would have made some nice violin bridges

Ultimate. lucky owner


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2 months ago
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Absolutely beautiful!

I need better glasses to appreciate all the fine detail in your masterpieces!

Super inky og br? Your work blows my mind. Some day soon . . .

WOW! What guitar will this be a part of?

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm…yummy!!! I love Cocobolo ๐ŸŽถโค๏ธ๐ŸŽถ

Looks like a continent - or maybe just the Nevada desert with Hunter Thompson's two lane highway bisecting it.



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