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SN 508. Newly in on consignment is this powerful Blazer & Henkes “Phoenix” “hog” version, B&H’s dead-on interpretation of a mid-30s Martin D-18. It’s made with the finest materials available; select full moon harvested Alpine spruce top, mahogany back and sides and African ebony. Scalloped X-bracing, neck profile, ebony bridge and fretboard, dot position markers, faux-tortoise pickguard and binding material, and neck profile are all consistent with a 1936 Martin D-18. It is a tremendous flatpicking lead or rhythm guitar that can be leaned on boldly or strummed intimately. The only deviation from the vintage design is the handsome (and now well known) Blazer & Henkes engraved pearl logo on the rosewood headstock veneer. The neck has, of course, the 1 ¾” nut, the wide string spacing at the bridge, and the dreadnought scale length. It’s beautifully set up and inspiring to play.

For those unfamiliar with B&H, Rudi Blazer and Willi Henkes hand build fine guitars in small batches in the German city of Tubingen. They hand craft instruments using only the highest quality materials, traditional glues, finishes and methods. The design and workmanship is based on their extensive vintage repair work and forensics. The quality is stellar and the process takes time. Their wait list was four years the last time I checked. (The shop is currently awaiting five new guitars). The result of this patient and painstaking work is an authentic reproduction and a light guitar that produces much of the same volume and dynamics you’d expect from, in this case, a 30’s Martin D-18. note that this guitar is not yet in the shop.

Included is the original high quality hardshell case. I have included a link to the B&H web site and an interview with builder Rudi Blazer that appeared in Fretboard Journal a few years ago.

Jet City Guitars, LLC

Jet City Guitars, LLC

2011
Blazer & Henkes
Near Mint
Natural
Original Hard
20 Years
FBJ
Jet City Guitars, LLC
Jim Brown
206-669-7099
Seattle, WA
10:08 AM

Payment is by personal check or money order. Payment in full, including shipping and insurance, is required before shipment. Personal checks must clear your bank. Please specify preferred shipping method when you order the instrument and we will calculate the exact price for you.

We represent the instruments as accurately as we can. All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.

All instruments are shipped on 48-hour approval. If there is damage as a result of the shipping, please contact us immediately and we will deal with the insurance company. If the instrument is damaged in transit from you to me, then you are responsible for dealing with the damage and insurance. For refunds, all instruments must be returned in the same condition as we shipped them in.