TNAG Artist Series: Carl Miner on Acoustics - Part 1
In part one of this new TNAG Artist Series, Carl Miner showcases some sensational recent acoustic guitar arrivals into our pre-owned section, ranging from traditional pieces by Collings and Santa Cruz, through to more modern instruments from the likes of Bruce Petros and Kevin Ryan.
Collings CJ-41 BAAA A SB Acoustic Guitar, AAA-Grade Brazilian Rosewood & Adirondack Spruce - Pre-Owned - $10,750
Built in 2001 with the label signed by Bill Collings, this exceptional slope shouldered dreadnought features a truly stunning set of AAA-Grade Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides paired with a tight and clear Adirondack Spruce top.
Froggy Bottom F-14 Deluxe Cutaway Acoustic Guitar, 5A Koa & 1870s German Spruce - Pre-Owned - $14,995
This is Froggy Bottom's full-size guitar based on Martin's (most-often converted) F-7 archtops but in a 14-fret version. The tone it produces sits nicely between that of an OM and a Dreadnought.
This particular F-14 features exceptional 5A-grade Koa and one of Froggy's highly-prized 1870s German Spruce tops. The guitar also features a cutaway for easy access to the upper frets.
This McPherson 4.0 XP arrives in our pre-owned section in as-new condition. This 2019 build features Colobolo back and sides with a Red Spruce top.
The 4.0 XP, as with all McPherson models, features the offset soundhole. The African Mahogany neck, topped with a Cocobolo fretboard, is cantilevered over the Red Spruce top.
This guitar features a Custom LR Baggs Element pickup, powered by a 9v battery, with volume and tone controls. The 4.0 XP comes with an Ameritage Custom hardcase.
Jim Merrill has been building guitars since 1999, and has earned respect in the world of high-end handmade guitars. Renowned for his beautiful Martin-inspired dreadnoughts, the Woodbridge is Merrill’s attempt at a fingerstyle-centric instrument. The result is a guitar that’s rooted in tradition, while still retaining a distinctive style.
This Baritone was built in 2017 by Bruce Petros in Kaukauna, WI. This lovely, low-tuned guitar with a sound reminiscent of a cello, features Cocobolo back and sides with a Yellow Cedar top. This baritone is tuned B to B, and features a Fishman Matrix Infinity pickup and includes with a TKL hard shell case.
It comes to us in excellent condition and is a wonderful example of Bruce's work.
Ryan Abbey Grand Parlor Acoustic Guitar, Madagascar Rosewood & Adirondack Spruce - Pre-Owned - $13,900
We're pleased to offer this beautiful, highly-customized Ryan Abbey Grand Parlor, the most intimate model size offered in the Ryan Guitars lineup. With its extended scale length, this parlor delivers more volume and presence than traditional small-body guitars.
Even with its small size, the Abbey Grand Parlor offers the player greater-than-normal projection and consistent, clear articulation up and down the fretboard. It's versatile as a casual, at-home guitar, or play-out performance instrument.
Our customer spared no expense when ordering this guitar, and it's priced at a sweet discount and is in mint condition. Suited for fingerstyle, ragtime, blues, light strumming, and singer/songwriters.
The H13 from Santa Cruz Guitar Company is a deep body 00 that takes some inspiration from the Gibson Nick Lucas made famous in later years by Bob Dylan, but combines it with the company’s own signature style. The 13-fret design places the bridge on the optimal position for maximum tonal depth and volume.
An elegant offering from Bill Tippin, this 1999 OM-T features a slightly deeper body and Bill's famous Salmon Crate Sitka top, which has the headroom of Adirondack and sounds terrific whether played fingerstyle or with a pick. The tone is quite full but focused. Before sending us his guitar to sell, our consignor had this instrument inspected, polished, and re-fretted by Bill Tippin. It's in fabulous condition (hard to believe it is over 20 years old) and an outstanding instrument from one of America's premier luthiers.
For more information about these beautiful guitars, please get in touch by emailing us here.