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20 hours ago

Wilborn Guitars

Here’s the main wood for my WarHorse for Dream Guitars. Old (carbon dated to the late 19th century!) Brazilian rosewood, an Adirondack spruce top, and PERFECT curly Koa binding. A deep cutaway, an arm bevel, and a 24.9 - 25.4 multiscale neck will make this a super high end guitar. What s fun job I have! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I want to try a multi scale!

Beautiful combination

Good work if you can get it! 🎶🎵🎶🎵

That guitar is going to be a tone monster! That BRW is unreal--late 19th century?!! Yowzah!

4 days ago

Wilborn Guitars

Eddie’s Lion is all ready to go into the booth. I really love the sort of negative, or reversal, of the color scheme on this guitar. Plus, the Birdseye maple is pretty stunning in person. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Love it! Gorgeous!

Wow

That’s a beauty, Ben!

Beautiful

Stunning

Wow! That a stunner!!!👏

It’s really more of a sculpture. Or a painting, with all those contrasting textures and tones. It makes me think of a Faberge egg

Wow

Stunning!

Oohhhhh, that’s gorgeous !!

Perfection!! Need to hear a demo!!!

Beautiful piece of art... particularly elegant ...

Beautiful

Lovely

That really is a different look. Pretty cool. Is that a redwood or cedar top? Is it treated at all? I also really like the segmented rosette! How did that happen haha???

I don’t like Birdseye Maple Ben. But your guitar makes me. 🤔

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5 days ago

Wilborn Guitars

And onward! Next up is a WarHorse for Dream Guitars using another lovely set of my 19th century Brazilian Rosewood. This will have an Adirondack spruce top, a cutaway, a bevel, and a multi scale. I am so lucky to get to build with such amazing materials! ... See MoreSee Less

And onward! Next up is a WarHorse for Dream Guitars using another lovely set of my 19th century Brazilian Rosewood. This will have an Adirondack spruce top, a cutaway, a bevel, and a multi scale. I am so lucky to get to build with such amazing materials!Image attachment

 

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Knowing how fast you build, you’ll probably have it with you at BIG!

What is a multi-scale, please?

That is beautiful BRW for sure!

6 days ago

Wilborn Guitars

Festival season starts in a couple of weeks for me, starting with B.I.G. just outside of Austin TX. So I’m polishing up this year’s show guitars. This is the BevelBelle, and I think she’s looking very fine! I just made a new black Bakelite bridge and nut, and put on some black chrome Grandtune machines for the stealth look. Can’t wait for Texas! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you, everyone!

This BevelBelle is one of THE best sounding guitars you have made, we will move it to a new home at B.I.G. or it might just have to stay with me. You will have visitation rights of course.

What is B.I.G. and where near Austin? Thanks

What is Bakelite? Not wood, I gather.

What town exactly in Texas?

Looks beautiful, Ben! Looking forward to test strumming in a couple of weeks.

Beautiful instrument!

Gorgeous guitar

Great styling !!

Beautiful

Lookin’ fine, y’all!

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2 weeks ago

Wilborn Guitars

Here’s Algernon with his new experimental top. I’m trying to address some of the inherent weirdnesses and compromises that must be made to have a large hole in the middle of the top. Algernon is my experimental guitar, an OM I built just to try out new ideas on. It has a neck held on by 3 long Sheetrock screws, and a removable panel in the back, so that I can get in there and add or remove braces while the instrument is strung up. This is probably the 8th top I’ve put on Algernon, and it has taught me a lot that I would never have known without having this real-world model to play with. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Any thought on this sound hole design Ben?

Very cool look, Ben. Like Tom Bowersox, I’m curious as to your thoughts on the sound hole placement and how it compares to traditional sound holes.

Wow. That's like having the skill set of the Wright Brothers, Niccolò Paganini and Antonio Stradivari in one person.

That is cool. Innovation is tops!! 👍

I did a thought experiment to combine all the desirable characteristics for a guitar in one instrument. Unfortunately this is what I came up with. www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_oK_KmEuU8. 😉 I'm sure you're on track to create something amazing.

Jake Maclay Remember when I wondered why somebody hadn’t figure out how to swap tops on a body so you can experiment with tops and bracing? Ben Wilborn is the man!

Interesting....

It makes me think of those .. lame horse guitars

How does the new top sound so far?

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