Ebony and bearclaw spruce 00 #19016
This is truly a unique and beautiful, one of a kind acoustic guitar. The comfortable 00 sized body combines African (Gabon) ebony back and sides with an amazing torrefied Engelmann spruce top that sports wonderful bearclaw figure. Featuring multiple distinctive sound holes along the upper bout, this guitar sets itself apart from anything you’re likely to see elsewhere. The guitar rings with a tone that’s bright and clear, nicely balanced, and with a surprisingly strong bottom end. If you’re searching for a guitar that sounds great, plays wonderfully, and makes a statement that will set you apart from the others, look no further. This beautiful Bounsall original checks all of the boxes.
Detail
  • Gabon ebony body
  • solid torrefied Engelmann spruce top with bearclaw figure
  • multiple bound sound holes
  • tail end internal access port
  • mahogany neck
  • ebony fretboard, MOP markers
  • curly maple binding on body, fretboard, and headstock
  • ebony bridge, boxwood pins
  • bone nut and saddle
  • dual acting truss rod
  • 24 3/4” scale length
  • finished in acrylic lacquer
  • Schertler open back tuners
  • Prestige-330 premium surface mount pickup from JJB Electronics
Dimensions
upper bout: 11”
waist: 9 1/8”
lower bout: 14 1/2”
depth: 3 3/4””
length: 19 1/4”
scale: 24 3/4”
nut width: 1 3/4””
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Sound samples

Have a listen to Ottawa based singer / songwriter / guitarists Don Bray, Terry Tufts, and Greg Kelly playing this lovely Bounsall guitar.

Comments

Here’s what Terry Tufts had to say…

“Today I got to play one of Andy’s newest guitars, a steel string with a mahogany neck and ebony BACK AND SIDES. I spotted. First off, this guitar LOOKS outfreakin’standing. You can fall right into the black of the sides and back (thank you Douglas Adams). Secondly and most importantly, it sounds wonderful and unlike anything I’ve ever heard. The top is bear claw spruce and has a moving pattern to the grain when you tilt the guitar. It looks like……I can’t describe it accurately – I can’t do it justice. It shimmers in 2D. No other guitar on earth looks, feels, or sounds like this. It is a VERY RARE BIRD.”

”One of the most individual looking, sounding, and feeling guitars I’ve ever played in my life.”