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Introducing "The Rose"


This is the prototype "Bronwyn Boyer" model, called "The Rose." A solid-body "acoustic" with spruce body, oak neck (bare, polished), lacquered maple fretboard, and rosewood bridge, fretboard binding, markers, and head veneers. The head is a deep drop-down inline style, with 3 tuners on each side.

The concept is to make a lightweight smallish acoustic style solid body that would have some ring when unplugged, hence my choice of a spruce body. (it didn't hurt that this huge tree fell down in a storm) Expiriments will continue to get even more ring out of it, but I'm not disappointed; this model is an amazing joy to play, and sounds fantastic!

Feather light, it's strung with acoustic strings, has a convenentional acoustic bridge with a Schaller piezo pickup under the bone saddle, and features one single coil Bartolini magnetic pickup.

The neck is wide like an acoustic (43.5 mm @ nut) and the scale is 64.5 cm. With the bridge set back on the body, the neck is brought into easy reach, which makes for easier, more confortable playability. It's my first 2-pce model, so necks are interchangeable.

The electronics are simple, and passive, at least on this prototype, consisting of one volume each for the piezo and the mag pickups, with a 3-way mini selector switch for one, the other, or both.

A fantastic choice for travel, stage, and studio, you could wear this guitar all day & night, and barely know it's there!



The head is drop-down inline, with rosewood veneer on the front and back.

I keep that crucial head/neck area strong and solid by not drilling big cavities for the truss rod adjuster. It's at the other end, where the neck is a brick.

15 frets of protrusion.
This bridge will never pull up or peel away, because the strings are holding it down, instead of trying to pull it off.

The string anchor is 5 mm thick aluminum, connected to ground, and overlaid by an oak block.


No other Rose will have THAT serial number...

I repeat all my serial numbers inside various cavities, punched deep into the wood, in case it's stolen and somebody tries to get wise.

By shifting the bridge down-body, the whole guitar becomes shorter and smaller, with less reach out the neck, which I find really comfortable, but the scale length hasn't shortened. It's a pretty standard 64.5 cm.

The neck is detachable and angleable, but some future ones will be glued here.


Who says you can't have a screw-on neck AND a smooth heel?

Rather than the usual metal back plate, I prefer one of wood; inlaid flush, of course! It's really just a fancy washer... ;-)

And yes, those are deck screws... the best grip!

(and colour co-ordinated too!)

Price TBA

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