We’re very lucky to be able to get on Ben Wilborn’s build list. This is a modern OM in Engelmann and Cocobolo.
This is one of the most responsive and expressive guitars we’ve had in; it responds to every nuance of your finger and stroke. The Cocobolo and Englemann pair so well together; it is not only responsive but there is depth and headroom too, and those complex overtones from Cocobolo.
The outstanding aspect to the tone is the immediacy. The full tone comes right at you, and responses to your right hand with no lag. The Englemann is very stiff so even with the responsiveness comes great headroom with no breaking up. If you are looking for a guitar which responds perfectly to your right hand, no matter how soft or hard you play, look no further!
Oh yes, and the build quality is amazing. The bold line purfling is as perfectly executed as possible, and all the parts and tolerances measure up very well to our exacting standards. An outstanding guitar all round.
list pricing: $5200
• Top: Engelmann Spruce
• Back and sides: Cocobolo
• Finish: nitrocellulose lacquer
• Scale: 25.4
• Nut width: 1 3/4
• String spacing at saddle: 2 3/16
• Lower bout 15 1/8
• Neck: mahogany, Honduras
• Purfling: black fiber, maple, Paua
• Bindings: Ebony
• Fretboard ebony
• Bridge ebony
• Tuners Waverley