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!🎄
Very nice!!! Thanks and Merry Christmas guys!!!👍🎄💕
Outstanding arrangement. Merry Christmas 🎄
Soooo cool guys! Merry Christmas :-)
Merry Christmas Guys🎄🎅🏻🎶🎸
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?
Pretty much Wonderful! ✨ Merry Merry 🎄
Happy Xmas that sounds really nice 😊
That was beautiful! Thanks!
So beautiful, thanks
Love that tobacco burst
Nice !! Has a celtic vibe to it, love it !!
Really pretty counterpoint....love it guys <3
❤️ Love this!! Thanks for sharing your amazing instruments, passion and talent gentlemen! 🎸❄️
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 🤩 I sure miss hearing you play. Thanks Ben and happy Christmas to you, Glo, and very grown children 🥰
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 😉.
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.
Indeed. I am the happy owner of Ben's first and (to date) only Comma mandolin, dubbed 'Commando' which I purchased in June of this year. I knew when I saw it while scrolling through his videos that it was meant for me. And it is magnificent--Brazilian back and sides, Lutz spruce top and all the refinements of his guitars, perfect intonation and a tone that is balanced and maturing by the day. I have begun recording with it and will be posting some tracks soon.
Josh, that’s an exceptionally beautiful guitar. I have one on order and can’t wait until it is delivered!
I love this Ben!! You are truly an amazing craftsman at everything you do!!❤️❤️
Well deserved praise for your beautiful work, well don Ben!
My Arum just arrived a few hours ago. Truly amazing clarity and tone. The craftsmanship is a piece of art. Thank you for your post Josh, its modeled a bit after yours, BRW with tunnel 14. Love it!!
You are worthy
Very nice write up
I want an Uke! Wilborn uke! What would he name it?
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. ☺️❤️
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.
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
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 it...wow. 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. 😍
European Maple, or Ahorn as the Germans call it, is really something special !
Going to be another beauty!
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
Wow, that is gorgeous!
Wow, that’s gorgeous!
Straight sexy ❤️
that maple would have made some nice violin bridges