Luthier

Blind Guitars

Luthier
Virgile Pilon
Location
France

Based in France, Virgile Pilon is making contemporary instruments, which are a tribute to 20’s and 30’s bluesmen and to their instruments. Tonally Blind guitars are marked deeply the sound of Blues, Rock and so many other musical genres.

As a luthier concerned with the sound and the quality of his instruments, the original plans have been improved to bring more dynamics and more richness to the sound. Virgile works on the notion that a guitar must be an extension of the musician and it must open up a maximum of possibilities for their playing and creativity.

“I have often been torn apart between my education and work as a contemporary guitar builder and my love for vintage guitars. My instruments are combination of both of these worlds”

The Guitars

Models

B1

Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
260 mm / 95mm
Lower bout width/depth
350 mm/ 105mm
Length
body length 480 mm
Waist
205 mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
Sitka/European spruce, red cedar, mahogany
Back and sides
 mahogany, maple, cherry, chestnut
Neck
13 fret/ mahogany
Neck profile
C
Fretboard
 ebony, Indian rosewood, wenge 16 inch radius
Tuners
schaller grand tune
Nut material
 bone
Nut width
 44 mm
Peg head veneer
ebony, Indian rosewood
Pickguard
 tortoise or black
Rosette
B/W/B purfling
Purfling
B/W/B
Body binding
tortoise, black, cream, ivoroid acetate
Bridge
ebony, Indian rosewood
Pins
ebony
Saddle material
Bone
Brace pattern
taper double X
String spacing
  56 mm
Scale length
 24.75 inches

B26

Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
 249mm / 95mm
Lower bout width/depth
 375 mm/ 105mm
Length
body length 488 mm
Waist
213 mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
sitka/European spruce, red cedar, mahogany
Back and sides
 mahogany, maple, cherry, chestnut
Neck
14 fret/ mahogany
Neck profile
C
Fretboard
 ebony, Indian rosewood, wenge 16 inch radius
Tuners
schaller grand tune
Nut material
 bone
Nut width
 44 mm
Peg head veneer
ebony, Indian rosewood
Pickguard
 tortoise or black
Rosette
B/W/B purfling
Purfling
B/W/B
Body binding
tortoise, black, cream, ivoroid acetate
Bridge
ebony, Indian rosewood
Pins
ebony
Saddle material
Bone
Brace pattern
taper double X
String spacing
  56 mm
Scale length
 24.75 inches

B42

Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
 295mm / 100mm
Lower bout width/depth
 410 mm/ 115mm
Length
body length 510 mm
Waist
272 mm
Standard specifications
Case
  Boblen deluxe
Soundboard
sitka/European spruce, red cedar, mahogany
Back and sides
 mahogany, maple, cherry, chestnut
Neck
14 fret/ mahogany
Neck profile
C
Fretboard
 ebony, Indian rosewood, wenge 16 inch radius
Tuners
schaller grand tune
Nut material
 bone
Nut width
 44 mm
Peg head veneer
ebony, Indian rosewood
Pickguard
 tortoise or black
Rosette
B/W/B purfling
Purfling
B/W/B
Body binding
tortoise, black, cream, ivoroid acetate
Bridge
ebony, Indian rosewood
Pins
ebony
Saddle material
Bone
Brace pattern
taper double X
String spacing
  56 mm
Scale length
 24.75 inches
Upper bout width/depth
 295mm / 100mm
Lower bout width/depth
 410 mm/ 115mm
Length
body length 510 mm
Waist
272 mm

B51

Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
 286mm / 95mm
Lower bout width/depth
 410 mm/ 115mm
Length
body length 510 mm
Waist
235 mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
sitka/European spruce, red cedar, mahogany
Back and sides
 mahogany, maple, cherry, chestnut
Neck
14 fret/ mahogany
Neck profile
C
Fretboard
 ebony, Indian rosewood, wenge 16 inch radius
Tuners
schaller grand tune
Nut material
 bone
Nut width
 44 mm
Peg head veneer
ebony, Indian rosewood
Pickguard
 tortoise or black
Rosette
B/W/B purfling
Purfling
B/W/B
Body binding
tortoise, black, cream, ivoroid acetate
Bridge
ebony, Indian rosewood
Pins
ebony
Saddle material
Bone
Brace pattern
taper double X
String spacing
  56 mm
Scale length
 24.75 inches

B30

Dimensions
Upper bout width/depth
 286mm / 92mm
Lower bout width/depth
 381 mm/ 105mm
Length
body length 492 mm
Waist
210 mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
sitka/European spruce, red cedar, mahogany
Back and sides
 mahogany, maple, cherry, chestnut
Neck
14 fret/ mahogany
Neck profile
C
Fretboard
 ebony, Indian rosewood, wenge 16 inch radius
Tuners
schaller grand tune
Nut material
 bone
Nut width
 44 mm
Peg head veneer
ebony, Indian rosewood
Pickguard
 tortoise or black
Rosette
B/W/B purfling
Purfling
B/W/B
Body binding
tortoise, black, cream, ivoroid acetate
Bridge
ebony, Indian rosewood
Pins
ebony
Saddle material
Bone
Brace pattern
taper double X

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