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Bashkin JM, Figured Maple & Swiss Spruce

$11,700

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Not just an artist and musician, Colorado-based luthier Michael Bashkin comes to lutherie with a background in the study of trees and the mechanics of wood. He describes his JM model as a "mid-sized dynamic contemporary guitar". That it certainly is, from tone to aesthetics. With a 15.6" lower bout, he achieves the low end power and presence of a larger guitar while still keeping the clarity and balance of the OM shape. Swiss spruce offers a wide dynamic range and a quick response, as well as a sparkle in the high end that is perfectly supported by the maple back and sides. Michael's maple guitars are some of the best around, setting a high bar for the potential of this less common acoustic guitar tonewood. This guitar has remarkable articulation and clarity from low to high, making it a perfect instrument for both intricate fingerstyle as well as strumming, and for standard tuning as well as exploring drop tunings.

  • Top: Swiss spruce
  • Back and sides: Flamed European maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Macassar ebony
  • Bridge: Macassar ebony
  • Bindings: Indian rosewood
  • Purfling: Santos rosewood
  • Rosette: Desert ironwood burl
  • Linings: Sycamore
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood w/ maple and Thuja burl
  • Bracing: Engelmann spruce
  • Tuners: Waverly 1:21
  • Fret wire: EVO gold w/ hemispherical ends
  • Scale length: 25.4"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-1/4"
  • Year of build: 2021
  • Case: Visesnut Deluxe
  • Michael's preferred strings: John Pearse 600L

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Key Features

Bashkin JM, Figured Maple & Swiss Spruce
Design
The Bashkin JM is a mid-sized guitar, similar to an OM with a wider 15.6" lower bout
Tonewoods
Balanced, warm Swiss spruce is supported by figured maple, for a clear, articulate tone
Appointments
Michael's modern aesthetic is executed with the delicate use of rosewood, ironwood and sycamore

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Bashkin Guitars

Michael Bashkin has been at the forefront of the modern acoustic lutherie scene for decades. With crisp, elegant designs and extraordinary craftsmanship and the tonal response, a Bashkin guitar is extremely inspirational. Immediate, rich and sophisticated they are superb instruments for the discerning contemporary player.

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