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Harshbarger – The Bluesette


Recording artist Tim May demonstrating this guitar – video is below the photo section.

The Bluesette model came about as the result of a couple conversations with friends. We noted how much we loved the look of the old “Robert Johnson guitar” or L-1 but that they didn’t sound as good as the later upsized L series guitars.

Which led to talk about how the deeper bodied Nick Lucas model was even better sounding and underwent the same change from the smaller rounder L-1 to the squarer larger L-0 along with changes in neck to body joint.

We thought it would be awesome to make a guitar with the larger 14” L-0 body with the older rounded L-1 type shape and the Nick Lucas model’s 4” depth. That was the genesis of the Bluesette model. It’s a classy old time Kalamazoo inspired small body with a lot of depth and versatility.

  • 14.75” lower bout
  • 4.5” depth at tail block
  • 25.5” scale length
  • 14 Fret Neck Joint
  • Stainless Steel frets
  • Quarter Sawn Adirondack Spruce Top
  • Elevated Fingerboard
  • True Bolt on Mortise and Tenon neck joint
  • Carbon fiber Neck Reinforcement
  • 2 Way Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Mahogany or Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Rosewood Pyramid Bridge
  • Oil Varnish Finish with French Polish Topcoat
  • Tigerstripe Tortoloid tm Pickguard
  • Sunburst Top
  • Schertler Satin Chrome Tuners with Ebony Buttons
  • Holly Binding
  • Genuine Mother of Pearl Side Dots
  • Consignment Bluesette is similar except:
  • Natural Master Grade Engelmann Spruce Top
  • Figured Cherry Back and Sides
  • 13 Fret Neck Joint
  • Sperzel Sound-Loc Open Gear Tuners



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