Mark Blanchard

Handmade Acoustic Guitars

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Number 100

I am proud to offer my 100th guitar. The completion of this guitar also marks my tenth anniversary as a full time guitarmaker.

I chose quartersawn Brazilian rosewood and bearclaw Swiss Alpine spruce for this special Bristlecone. This combination provides a rich balanced tone and exquisite looks. A cutaway allows full fretboard access and a Manzer Wedge body provides playing comfort.

The one piece mahogany neck is reinforced with carbon fiber bars and a precision stainless steel double acting truss rod. The width at the nut is 1 3/4", and the string spacing at the saddle is 2 1/4".

The body and headstock are bound with macassar ebony and hand made curly maple puflings are employed throughout.

A custom fit Cedar Creek case is provided and the price includes shipping within the continental US. $10,000. Sold


The quartersawn Brazilian rosewood body is bound with macassar ebony and accented with hand made curly maple purflings.

The "signature" Blanchard rosette features Brazilian rosewood with select Paua Abalone and curly maple purflings.

A black ebony fingerboard features premium quality gold colored fretwire. This long wearing fretwire provides smooth playability and elegant looks.

The headstock is veneered, front and back, with Brazilian rosewood. The tuners are Gold Gotoh 510 mini Delta series featuring a 21:1 gear ratio.