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