2010 Brondel Model B-3 can. Instrument database

Brondel | Model B-3 can | 2010 |

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Luthier Facts :
Name: Laurent Brondel
Location: Maine

Status?: Active
RIYL: Unique, handcrafted fingerstyle guitars
Interview: Yes- here
Note: (RIYL) Recommended If You Like


  • Model B-3can
  • Lower Bout: 15 3/16″Scale: 25″
  • Nut width: 1 25/32″
  • Bridge string spacing: 2 1/4″
  • Top: Port Orford Cedar
  • Back & sides: Flamed Port Orford Cedar
  • Construction: cutaway, tilt-neck neck block
  • Appointments: custom marquetry rosette, top purflings and back centre strip
  • Neck: Port Orford Cedar 3-piece laminated
  • Fingerboard: Black walnut
  • Fingerboard radius: 12″
  • Frets: medium/high
  • Headplate: Black walnut
  • Backplate: Black walnut
  • Heel cap: Black walnut
  • Truss-rod access: peghead
  • Construction tilt-neck mechanism
  • Appointments Black walnut bindings, framed in .020″ curly maple
  • Tuning machines gold Hipshot open-back w/black buttons



This is Brondel B3c- a 00 sized monster made entirely out of Port Orford Cedar- it has a mastergrade top, flamed back and sides and a really clean stiff piece for the neck. (read more about Port Orford Cedar here). It has a cutaway and a tilt neck system but most of all it was a wonderful voice- clear, powerful, responsive and yet with endless headroom. To boot, the fixtures and a adornments are all made in the US, the black walnut/ maple highlights are salvaged- this guitar has a super low carbon footprint and no forest was harmed. The ultimate green guitar!

Resources: Interview with Laurent Brondel: here.

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