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.