Mark Blanchard

Handmade Acoustic Guitars

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Sugar Pine




Flattop Features

My flatops all feature hand selected, high grade, tone woods and meticulous, "one at a time", construction. I am currently utilizing symmetrical, non-scalloped bracing on a graduated top. I find this construction provides a balanced tone with resonant basses, a clear, full midrange, and thick, powerful trebles. By adjusting top thickness and the position and shape of the bracing, I can further fine tune the guitars response to suit a player's needs.

All of my flattops include the following at no additional charge:

- Indian Rosewood back and sides
- Sitka, Engelmann, or European spruce, redwood or cedar.
- Wood Bindings with side purfling
- Mahogany neck
- Custom neck geometry and string spacing
- Choice of scale length
- Wood and abalone rosette
- Bound fingerboard
- Bound headstock
- Backstrip with mitered purflings
- Gold tuners with black knobs
- Carbon fiber neck reinforcing
- Two way stainless steel trussrod
- Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Hoffee carbon fiber flight case
- 3 day air shipping within the continental U.S.