Shoemaker Clearwater, Quilted Maple & Red Spruce - Pre-Owned


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Joel Keefe Shoemaker is a guitar builder based in Sandpoint, Idaho, and he's quickly coming up on his first decade of hand-crafting custom vintage-inspired guitars. This Clearwater model is an inspired take on a deep-bodied L-00. With a quilt to rival just about any others we've seen, the maple back and sides are something to behold, further accented by an amber toner. To match, the red spruce top has an unusual sunburst finish, keeping the look of this guitar earthy and rich. Tonally, it is rich and full-bodied, balanced with nothing lacking or underrepresented. This is one of those maple guitars that'll challenge your perception of what the tonewood has to offer.

This pre-owned guitar has some minor scuffs and dings along the binding, but nothing serious or likely to further chip. Playability and current set-up are excellent.

  • Top: Red spruce
  • Back and sides: Quilted maple
  • Neck: Mahogany with slight V/full thickness profile
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony, straight, with cut-through saddle
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Scale length: 24.9"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-3/16"
  • Serial number: 1653
  • Case: Hardshell


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