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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 (www.patrickhodgins.com) 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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