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The Bard Rocks 01-16-2021 12:56 PM

McAlister Baritone - Lower Price
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If you have been around here for a while, you no doubt have heard Wade Hampton Miller wax poetic about how much he likes his McAlister baritone. He's not making it up; they really are that good. Roy was the R&D man for Santa Cruz when they introduced their line. Since going on his own, he can now make them the way he feels they should be made.

It may be the finest instrument I'll ever own; flawless attention to detail, with a warm, deep, and enveloping sound that does not deteriorate as you go up the neck. When you strum it, you want to enjoy the sound so much that it hurts to go to the next chord until the first dies out. Just rich, complete.

The details:
Adirondack over radical Bubinga (such chatoyance!) w/BRW appointments
Lower Bout - 15.375"
Upper Bout - 11.125"
Waist - 9.25"
Body Length - 20.125"
Heel Depth - 3.50"
Butt Depth - 4.375"
Nut - 1.8125"
Saddle - 2.1875"
Scale - 28.875"
K&K p/u

Roy said this was made as a sister instrument to one he built for Graham Nash and sent me photos of Jackson Brown playing it with a smile on his face. He wanted Jackson to experience it before he sent it to me. You'll notice the size is moderate, proof that a baritone does not have to be huge to have a big sound. They can be comfortable.

According to his site, a new one would run over $9600. I am asking less than 60% of this - just $5400. Thats a lower price than it was yesterday. The only flaw in this instrument which I can recall is a small air bubble entrapped under the pickguard - my fault, not Roy's. When new, I thought I saw the tiniest crack - but now 11 years later, I cannot find it.
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The Bard Rocks 01-23-2021 12:06 AM

Time for a speed bump - if I bump it forward, maybe that will speed up the sale.

hymn777 01-26-2021 12:58 PM

This guitar looks amazing. I've heard from a luthier that bubinga ranks up there.... comparable to wishes on your sale.....very interesting instrument. Made by one the best spoken of luthiers around.

The Bard Rocks 01-26-2021 10:29 PM

Yes Bubinga was heralded as one of the best "new" woods, then they put it on The List. It was definitely the right choice for this one. Amazing stuff to peer into.

The Bard Rocks 02-02-2021 09:39 PM

Let's give it a kick to the top.

M Sarad 02-03-2021 10:31 AM

The poor man's Tree.

The Bard Rocks 02-03-2021 09:17 PM

Dere some tru in dat.

The Bard Rocks 02-10-2021 10:34 PM

Hey Folks, There's been a price drop!

The Bard Rocks 02-21-2021 09:58 PM

Got a lower price just now. Check it out.

Somebody's going to get it.

The Bard Rocks 03-05-2021 07:27 PM

Well, folks, the price just went south. Don't make me consign this!

The Bard Rocks 03-15-2021 09:25 PM

Whenever I am free to travel again, I will likely take a trip and consign this. The folks who want to take it in think it is worth more than I am asking here. Keep it in mind....

The Bard Rocks 03-23-2021 08:28 PM

Let's kick it to the top. Were it not for the unmentionable pandemic, I'd have consigned it already. This is a chance for you to save.

The Bard Rocks 03-31-2021 09:17 PM

Thought I'd bounce it ahead so more folks can see the lower price.

The Bard Rocks 04-08-2021 08:57 PM

I have someone very interested. But he has not made up his mind. If you are on the fence, it might be a short window of opportunity.

You won't find one that sounds better. Period.

The Bard Rocks 04-14-2021 08:24 PM

OK, we'll do it again. Let's take some off -now, it's $5400.

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