The Ranch Hand

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

  1. Lynn duggan says:

    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

  2. Penny Miller says:

    Congratulations Chris, it is really beautiful. Your description is also very beautiful. That is one lucky person who gets this. Love you, Mama

    Sent from my iPad


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