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March 2018 Chicagoan

This Chicagoan was strung up for the first time in March of this year (2018). As with all new instruments it’s fun to hear them in their early developmental life. It’s easy to describe the process of a guitar changing and maturing with human qualities because it’s so personal and powerful. To construct something out of wood and metal into a working system that not only moves and reacts but is completely open to outside change, is magical! This time is always inspiring and it gives me so much fuel and drive to move on to the next guitar journey.


Here are some specifications and details about this guitar:


2018 Chicagoan (SN0817059)

Parallel braced
3″ Side Depth
Romanian spruce top
Romanian flame mapled back and sides
Flame maple laminated neck with bone nut width of 1.75″, C Shape profile
String spacing at bridge – 2.125″
Ebony Fingerboard with scale length 25″
Ebony headstock face veneer
Ebony veneer on rear of headstock
Ebony heal cap
Flame maple body binding with violin style purfling, and maple bound fingerboard
Medium jumbo frets
Unardorned Fingerboard
Curved Fingerboard extension
Rear headstock inlay of Celtic Cross
Waverly tuners, ebony buttons
Hand cut compensated, ebony adjustable bridge
Kent Armstrong Floating Jazz Humbucker, controls- Volume on top, stealth tone
Hand carved ebony fittings
Nitro Finish (reb/brown)
Custom fit Hoffee Carbon fiber case (black exterior/green interior)





Chicagoan 0817059 Front and Back


Lightly shaded top in a golden brown


Carpathian flame maple body with accented bindings


Ebony fittings and maple bindings


Cetic cross in Mother of Pearl, Black pearl, and Abalone


Detail of fhole and bridge


Front reflections


Top in perspective

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2 Responses to “March 2018 Chicagoan”

  1. Dave Braun Says:

    How much? How do I try it out?

  2. admin Says:

    Hi Dave, I sent you an email. Thanks for the comment. —Danny

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