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Little Tree Canadian Wood OM

Patrick Hodgins has been refining his guitar building for the better part of two decades; at first under the tutelage of Sergei de Jonge, and then by his side as employee and instructor at the de Jonge School of Luthiery. He is a luthier of exceptional talent, and has branched off in his own direction in his venture, Little Tree Guitars.

The premise of Hodgins' Little Tree Guitars ( is to offer instruments of the highest quality that are built of domestic and sustainably harvested materials. The concept is both completely obvious, and unfortunately uncommon; and the end-results of his efforts are nothing short of spectacular.

The Little Tree guitar offered here is an OM built of Master-Grade Ontario walnut and the finest Canadian Englemann spruce. The instrument features a figured maple neck with walnut headstock overlay and dyed ironwood (hop-hornbeam) fingerboard; ironwood bridge and hand-turned pins. Spruce and willow were used for all the internal supports, braces, and linings; walnut and pearwood make up the rosette and purflings, and highly figured cherry bindings finish off the body. The guitar is finely finished in a hand-rubbed French polish.

Hodgins' craftsmanship is top-tier, and his attention to detail is evident on every facet of this guitar's construction. The guitar might be simply appointed, but it's anything by simply built.

A very robust and full guitar, the Little Tree has a strong and supportive midrange, responsive trebles, and defined but warm basses. It's a well-built guitar, but not a heavily built one, and has a very lovely resonance through its backside, and a very pleasing openness to its voice.

Rounded D neck carve, 1-3/4" nut width, 25.4" scale.

This guitar has been exhibited at various shows and events throughout the past year. It is offered with full warranty as a new guitar, but does show some small scratches from guitar-show handling.

With deluxe hardshell case. Shipping into the USA?

Sending this guitar to a US address is easy to do, and there are no import fees, taxes, or duties to pay when it arrives. We take care of everything involved in shipping -- all you have to do unpackage the instrument when it arrives and play!

Questions? Email us anytime, or call us toll-free at 1-855-772-0424.

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