The Avian Skylark Design

The Avian Skylark is Avian’s most radical design. While it has been known to divide opinion, there’s no denying there is method to its madness.

The Skylark, designed by US luthier Harry Fleishman who is renowned for his unusual designs and offset soundhole, has an interesting body shape, slightly narrower than the Songbird shape, with a higher waist line and smaller upper bout, meaning you get a big bass response for a small instrument, with the sort of sweetness usually associated with 000 and parlour models.

In addition to this, the sound holes are offset onto the bass side on the upper bout, promoting a tighter bass response that’s ideal for drop tunings.

The Skylark is available in Rosewood, Mahogany and Maple back and sides options, as well as with Avian’s exceptional Fan Fret design, that comes courtesy of Avian chief designer and TNAG luthier Michael Bashkin.

The electro-acoustic models feature an impressive BBand A2.2 XOM pickup system with a discrete pre-amp hidden just inside the soundhole.

But what difference does the Fan Fret make to the tone of the Skylark? In the video below we’ve taken two identical spec Avian Skylark models - the only difference is that one has a multi-scale, Fan Fret neck and the other has a single 25.4” scale length.

Take a listen to the video below to hear the difference between the two:

As part of our Mid May Madness, we're offering £300 off on all Avian Skylark models for three days only, please find our current inventory listed below:

For more information on Avian Guitars, please get in touch.


Please login or sign up to leave a comment

Sort by

Other reads

Why Buy From The North American Guitar

Secure payment methods

We accept all major credit and debit cards as well as PayPal or bank and wire transfers

Flexible finance options

We offer an array of flexible finance options so that you can secure your dream guitar

Safe and secure packaging

All instruments ship in triple-layered guitar boxes stuffed with packing peanuts

Global shipping

We use the most trustworthy couriers to give peace of mind no matter the location

No hidden fees or taxes

What you see at checkout is what you pay so there are no surprises at your door

72-hour appraisal period

All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied