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Bedell Guitars

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Cassady, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Cassady

    Cassady Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 31, 2005
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    I was looking around and ran across this thread http://www.tdpri.com/forum/acoustic-heaven/198214-bedell-guitars.html.

    A friend of mine stocks these in his shop and I played a parlor sized model the other day (I think it's the BOH-18 model, but I'm not certain). At any rate, my reaction has always been the same: how do you get a Dreadnought sound out of a parlor guitar? It really does sound like a much bigger guitar--louder and with MUCH deeper bass than you'd expect. I'm sure that the fact that the neck joins the body at the 12th fret has something to do with this, but it's really a big sound out of a small guitar.

    My friend, who's a extremely honest guy, a big-time Martin fan, and who makes most of his money from repairs not sales, says that it "blows away" any D-16 that he's heard and is pretty close to a D-18. I need another guitar like I need another hole in my head, but I keep thinking about this thing. It's all solid wood and pretty attractive, but the gold tuners are a real turn off for me as I generally dislike gold hardware on anything except a white or orange Gretsch.

    I anyone is looking for a small, moderately price (~$800) guitar, these are certainly worth a look.

    I think this is the one I've played http://www.bedellguitars.com/inspiration-series/parlor/bedell-boh-18-g-acoustic-guitar, but I'm not certain.
     

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