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Old 04-26-2019, 03:19 PM
Vegas Bob Vegas Bob is offline
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Default SOLD Brondel A-2

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I have a fantastic Laurent Brondel A-2 guitar for sale. I am the original owner. The guitar was built in October 2013.

This guitar has lived in my smoke free studio since it arrived. It has never left the studio for gigs. I've taken care of this instrument like it was a baby. Always kept hydrated.

This guitar is a Brondel "Essential". According to Laurent it has all of the sound and build quality of his higher end instruments. The difference is in added detail and custom work.

Even though this guitar is an "Essential" it does have upgrades. The first upgrade is the back and sides are Madacascar Rosewood. Frankly I prefer it to Brazilian. It is a warmer tone but the highs and harmonics are everywhere. The Spruce interior struts are capped with Magagascar Rosewood as is the Peghead Veneer.

The top is Adirondack Red Spruce. I love the look and sound of it.

I've looked at every guitar Laurent has made over the years but I love the "Arrow Motif" on the binding, Rosette and back. Take a good look at it. It's all fine woodworking. It's impossible to figure out how Laurent does it.

So why am I selling one of the loves of my life. I also play the violin and violins are insanely expensive. I had the good fortune for an incredible violin to be available. I've been chasing it for some time. The good news is I got it. The bad news is it was $20,000.00.

To cover this purchase I've been selling guitars and I finally have to let Laurent's masterpiece slip through my fingers. My sale can be your gain.

This guitar sounds the same as his top flight builds. It's been played but not abused. It's well broken in but it looks new. No fret wear or dings. Just above the tiny custom pickguard are a few really tiny fingernail marks that the camera can't see. It's tough for the human eye to see but full disclosure.

It's dialed in with low action. It's easy to play, rings like a bell and sustains with incredible string separation.

Comes with the original Access Case and 2 Oasis Systems.

Details:

25" scale

1 3/4" nut width

2 5/16" bridge string spacing

Red spruce top with "Bear Claw"

Madagascar rosewood back & sides

Honduran mahogany neck

Wenge fretboard, bridge & truss rod cover

Madagascar rosewood peg head veneer, heel cap & end wedge

Tortoise celluloid bindings & pickguard

Galalith bridge & end pins

Waverly nickel tuners

EVO 55090 fretwire

Bone nut & saddle


Laurent's current Base Price is $7300.
The Madagascar Rosewood is an added $1100.00
Not counting the fantasic Arrow Motif the total current retail would be a minimum of $8400.00. Shipping would be extra.


SOLD

NO Trades
No International Sales


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Old 04-27-2019, 01:50 AM
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Beautiful guitar, Vegas Bob! Iíve triple-checked and cannot find your asking price. Of course, Iím out of the running here since I live outside the States, otherwise, well, Iíd be likely to do something that would upset more than one person in my life.

GLWS
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Old 04-27-2019, 02:55 AM
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Now that I'm on the computer, I see your price. (Maybe it didn't show up on the iPhone app.) Anyway, killer price on a killer guitar!
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2014 Claxton OM, Italian Spruce/Claro Walnut
Aloha Koa
2010 Baranik Retreux Parlor, Carpathian Spruce/Koa
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2012 Baranik 00m, Carpathian Spruce/Higuerilla
Tuxedo Bolo Blue
2011 Baranik Meridian, Colorado Blue Spruce/Black Cocobolo
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2015 Blackbird Rider Steel, 100% carbon fiber
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:00 AM
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I have a Brondel with almost the same woods (Carpathian is just like red spruce). You can make them different, but not better. Mine is a perfect 10. Truly.
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:38 AM
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Beautiful guitar. The red coloring in the Adi top really comes together with the color of the Madagascar Rosewood. Interesting pickguard- was that a special request, is it meant to possibly be minimalist for resting a planted Pinky? Another gem from a superb luthier. Sure it will be missed.
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Old 04-27-2019, 12:13 PM
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Laurent synesthesia hard wired in his brain. He sees the wood and hears how it will sound before the guitar is built.

The top has an organic beauty that many other customers and luthiers wonít touch.

I wish I could have this guitar, but I am spending my money on the deck and new fence.
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Old 04-28-2019, 03:28 PM
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Bumping a beauty. Somebody please buy this guitar.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:26 PM
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I knew this guitar would disappear fast. What a looker!

I drool with envy at the lucky person who's done the deal. Play the snot out of that thang.
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Claro kC
2014 Claxton OM, Italian Spruce/Claro Walnut
Aloha Koa
2010 Baranik Retreux Parlor, Carpathian Spruce/Koa
Che Guerilla
2012 Baranik 00m, Carpathian Spruce/Higuerilla
Tuxedo Bolo Blue
2011 Baranik Meridian, Colorado Blue Spruce/Black Cocobolo
Stealth Bomb
2015 Blackbird Rider Steel, 100% carbon fiber
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