Blind Guitars B-30, Cocobolo & Sinker Red Cedar


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The sound and look of Virgile Pilon's guitars may be enticingly vintage-inspired, but peek inside and you'll see that the French luthier has an altogether modern approach to building. This Blind Guitars B-30 is his take on the popular, versatile OM model that emerged in the early 1930s. The contemporary combination of cocobolo and sinker red cedar with a highly radiused top and parabolic double X-bracing is met with an understated yet impactful Art Deco-inspired aesthetic, which you'll note on the bridge, headstock, and in the color palette. The slinky short scale set-up makes for easy bends and hammer-ons and pull-offs (a heavy flatpick attack overdrives it). Its dark and nuanced voice is perfect for blues and folk fingerstyle and light strumming, making for an excellent vocal accompaniment instrument.

  • Top: Sinker red cedar
  • Back and sides: Cocobolo
  • Neck: Mahogany with low oval profile, satin finish
  • Fretboard: Cocobolo
  • Bridge: Cocobolo
  • Binding: Ebony (body and fretboard) or just black?
  • Saddle: Nut, drop-in
  • Tuners: Schertler
  • Scale length: 24-7/8"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-3/16"
  • Lower bout: 15"
  • Depth: 4-1/8"
  • Serial number: 46
  • Case: Hardshell


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Key Features

Blind Guitars B-30, Cocobolo & Sinker Red Cedar
The B-30 is an OM inspired by the originals from the 1930s, with a classic 15" lower bout, 4-1/8" and 1-3/4" nut
Sinker red cedar and cocobolo make for a dark, complex tone perfect for all types of blues and folk fingerstyle
Though understated, the Art Deco inspired detailing on the bridge, headstock, backstrip and color palette have a delectable vintage appeal

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Blind Guitars

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.

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