Wilborn Nautilus "Blue Boy" Acoustic Guitar, High Quilt Sapele & Old Stock Sitka


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With a truly unique design, construction, and visual appeal, the Wilborn Nautilus “Blue Boy” is truly in a league of its own. Its Old Stock Sitka top, and High Quilt Sapele back and sides, paired with its singular design give this guitar a poignant mid range, and a distinctive resonance. Its innovative soundhole design not only lends itself to the sleek modern design of this instrument, but it also enhances tonality and the playing experience as the sound projects both outwardly, and up towards the player.  One look at this guitar is all it takes to see Ben Wilborn’s master craftsmanship, and one strum is all it takes to hear that this an acoustic guitar like no other. The Wilborn Nautilus “Blue Boy” is a modern accomplishment of the acoustic guitar, and is truly an instrument all its own.

  • Year: 2020 
  • Top: Old Stock Sitka (50+ Years Old)
  • Back & Sides: High Quilt Sapele
  • Purfling: Black/White
  • Backstrip: Multi-stripe
  • Body Binding: Black
  • Neck: Honduran Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: C
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Peg Head Style: Wilborn
  • Peg Head Veneer: Black
  • Fretboard Binding: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlays: Blue Acrylic
  • Fretboard Radius: 14”-20” Compound
  • Tuners: VS Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Pins: Ebony
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Saddle Type: Drop-in
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Pickguard: Clar
  • Nut Width: 1 13/16” 
  • Spacing at Saddle: 2 5/16” 
  • Scale Length: 24.9”-25.4” Compound
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8” 
  • Body Length: 19 1/2”
  • Upper Bout: 11”
  • Lower Bout: 14 3/4” 
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable 
  • Brace Pattern: Custom Wilborn 


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Wilborn Guitars

Ben Wilborn specializes in steel string acoustic guitars. Wilborn guitars are lightly built, simply appointed guitars with an emphasis on extremely refined details and a powerful, balanced sound.

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We offer an array of flexible finance options so that you can secure your dream guitar

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72-hour appraisal period

All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied