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Interview with Luthier Mario Beauregard

We were thrilled to host Canadian luthier Mario Beauregard in our Nashville showroom last month!

He showed off the brand new cedar & pernambuco 00 acoustic guitar he brought for us, shared details on the upcoming Facette model archtop guitar he's building, and gave us updates on guitar shows he'll be featured in later this year. Thank you, Mario, for generously sharing your time and knowledge with all of us!

Visit Mario's website here.

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Scaled down ever so slightly from his standard OM, Mario Beauregard has crafted a beautiful 12-fret guitar that is sure to please any player who is a fan of lush, slow-blooming overtones and lingering sustain. Mario used an unusual hybrid cedar for the soundboard, which he described as having a stiffness comparable to spruce, giving this guitar an unusual combination of cedar's warmth with spruce-like articulation. Stunning in its orange hue, South American pernambuco can be hard to come by in sets large enough for a guitar. Often compared to Brazilian rosewood, it has a vibrant voice that combines sparkling highs with a well-rounded bass. In Mario's hands, it absolutely sings. He combines a shorter 25" scale length with medium gauge .13s, to add clarity and tension for drop tunings (.12s can be swapped in for those who prefer a lighter gauge). All in all, this 00 is another masterfully crafted and exquisitely appointed instrument from Mario, and we couldn't be more proud to showcase it.


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