In Stock Instruments
These instruments are in stock and available without the custom-build lead time.
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Auriole 16.5” - “Coco”
This Auriole 16.5” guitar is built using one of my favorite materials - African Wenge.
The back, sides, fingerboard, bridge, tailpiece, binding and trim are all made from wenge, which I feel rivals the best rosewoods both tonally and visually.
The top is a clean and tight-grained set of Engelmann Spruce, with a wide lattice bracing pattern and an offset soundhole.
This guitar has a rich, complex character - spacious, airy bass that evokes a D-style flattop, alongside the quick, lively response of a vintage archtop. This would be an excellent instrument for the solo fingerstyle performer, rhythm player, or small ensemble guitarist.
Custom 4-string bass
This bass was custom-ordered by a client who wanted a more traditional double-cutaway body style. The client then traded it back in towards a 5-string, so this lovely custom bass is now available.
Alder Body, Flame Maple Top
3-piece Maple neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
EMG JJ Pickups and BTS 2-band EQ/Preamp
34” scale, 24 frets
This bass has a marvelously precise and clear tone - every nuance of touch and technique is faithfully reproduced. The EMG system is very flexible and offers a broad tonal palette. Its lively and responsive character perfectly complements the effortlessly playable, low and buzz-free action.
Lightweight, comfortable, and classy, this pre-owned instrument is in like-new condition.
Auriole 16.5” - “Black Kat”
This Auriole guitar pairs a striking black-finished Sitka Spruce top with the natural beauty of curly Eastern Rock Maple, trimmed in black ebony.
The fingerboard, bridge and tailpiece are Katalox (aka Royal Ebony), a resonant Mexican hardwood that can sometimes be found with deep beeswing curl figure and contrasting stripes of color.
Voiced for a precise and articulate response, this guitar would be a great choice for the jazz guitarist who needs a clean, well-defined tonal personality with excellent note separation, and that sits well in an ensemble.