Muiderman Chapdelaine Model, Black Walnut & Sinker Redwood


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North Dakota luthier Kevin Muiderman crafted this model, as the name would suggest, for virtuoso guitarist Michael Chapdelaine. But the LO-16 style guitar is perfect for any players who want a small instrument with a big sound. (Leo Kottke is also a fan!) With an ultra lightweight sinker redwood top, curly black walnut back and sides, and composite bracing, this guitar has major punch and projection, even with a light touch. There's an intimacy and immediacy to its voice, and the shorter note decay ensures that fast moving arrangements won't get muddy, staying articulate and clean. Playability couldn't be better, with a short scale length making left hand execution a little easier, and a low rounded, slight D neck profile adding comfort. This guitar comes with a fitted red Crossrock hardshell case.

  • Body: Loar LO-16 style
  • Top: Sinker redwood ("ultra lightweight")
  • Back and sides: Curly black walnut
  • Neck: Mahogany with low/round profile
  • Bracing: Composite graphite
  • Bridge: Madagascar rosewood (pinless)
  • Binding: Ebony
  • Headstock veneer: Cocobolo
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • String spacing: 2-1/4"
  • Lower bout: 14-3/4”
  • Body length: 19-1/4"
  • Features: Strap pin on neck heel and on end
  • Case: Red Crossrock hardshell


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Muiderman Guitars

Muiderman Guitars are a blend of traditional hand-craftsmanship and new acoustic technology.

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