Monday, May 01, 2006

1971 C.B. Perkins Rose Guitar

This is one of our original, handbuilt guitars. We are not currently making our own guitars, but we made quite a few back in the 1960s and 70s. This one is from 1971, and was built by Charles (the original C.B. Perkins) and Kent Perkins. It is a nylon string classical guitar.

About the guitar:

  • Inlay of a rose on the lower bout, bass side
  • Originally had a high gloss finish, redone to a satin finish
  • German spruce top
  • Honduras Rosewood back and sides

The Rose guitar currently belongs to Karen, one of our teachers.
It was first sold to the daughter of Josh and Erick's pediatrician, and she took it to Europe. It got damaged, and she brought it back to us to repair, then decided that she would rather have a Brazillian rosewood guitar. We built one for her, and kept this one. When Karen bought it, she had us change the finish to satin so it would have more of a natural look. It really is a stunning guitar, in looks and in sound.


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