Beardsell | 9b | 2003 |
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- Model: 9b Classical
- Year: 2003
- Top: Englemann spruce
- Back and sides: English Sycamore
- Neck: Mahogany
- Sound ports- bound
- Conformed cutaway
- Nut width: 2″
- Allan writes: “The first thing you’ll notice is the radically raised fingerboard, obliquely angling the strings toward the top and bridge at a pronounced negative neck angle. This changes the mechanical action of the top from the twisting/torqueing of the standard guitar bridge to a push/pull of the concert harp—the only plucked-string instrument that regularly competes with orchestral instruments. the top is typicallly 7-strutt fan braced, with the 1st an 7 th struts running through a graphite-reenforced open tonebar—the lower soundhole transverse brace.”
This is an early Bearsell 9b. Allan Beardsell is building some of the most tonally and aesthetically unique guitars out of his Canadian workshop. Inspired by classical and gypsy Jazz designs, Allan has combined modern techniques and construction into a guitar which can only be described as wonderful!
The prior owner Steve has this to say about this guitar “Allan Beardsell Model 9B Oval Hole 14-Fret Classical Guitar made by one of Canadas finest builders! Year is 2003. Conformed cutaway style guitar with English Sycamore back and sides, Engleman spruce top, and a 2 inch wide Mahogany neck. This guitar has a lower bout Laskin armrest and bound sideports which allow the player to hear all of the subtle tonal nuances as well as get a sense of the power of this guitar.”
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