Baranik Retreux Parlor "Bee's Knees", Beeswing Figured Bubinga & Italian Spruce - Pre-Owned


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This Retreux Parlor, nicknamed the "Bee's Knees", from CA-based luthier Mike Baranik has a surprisingly rich, powerful tone for a guitar this size. Beeswing figured bubinga and Italian spruce are paired together, and the neck joins the body at the 13th fret, giving the player the advantages of the 12-fret design with a little more access up the neck. The condition of this pre-owned parlor is excellent, and it ships in its original hard case.

  • Body: Parlor, 13-fret
  • Top: Italian spruce 
  • Back and sides: Beeswing figured bubinga 
  • Scale length: 24.5" 
  • Nut width: 1-3/4" 
  • String spacing: 2-1/4" 
  • Lower bout: 12-3/8” 
  • Nut and saddle: Bone 
  • Fretboard and headstock: Ebony 
  • Fret wire: EVO Gold 
  • Rosette and accents: Cream and red striped acrylic 
  • Bridge and pins: Ebony 
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510 Cosmo 
  • Features: Soundport 
  • Case: Cedar Creek hard case


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Californian Mike Baranik is one of the most widely-respected luthiers in the USA, and has been a mainstay on the modern lutherie scene for a number of years.

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