Introducing the Ranch Hand:
This 14 frets-to-body guitar was built of sitka spruce, spanish cedar, and reclaimed mahogany. Built upon the pattern of a pre-war O-17 Martin, it is a lightweight powerhouse that is a joy to sing with. A small guitar is not only easier to hold, but can pack a surprising punch.
This guitar has a vintage-correct through cut bone saddle, custom pickguard, an 1 11/16″ nut and 2 1/4″ bridge spacing, celluloid binding and fret markers, and my favorite Evo fretwire. It is set up for easy playability with DR Hi-Beam 80/20 11-50 strings and low action. All parts (besides tuners, pins, and binding) were made in-house, by hand here in Portland Oregon.
This guitar is sold and headed off to it’s happy new owner in Montana.
2 thoughts on “The Ranch Hand”
What a beauty.
I am so proud and so impressed by your work.
I know you worked hard at learning and perching your skill.
Hard work paid off
Congratulations Chris, it is really beautiful. Your description is also very beautiful. That is one lucky person who gets this. Love you, Mama
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