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Thomas Rein R1 Guitar

  • Old Indian Rosewood back & sides -
  • This Rosewood was purchased from the late Joseph Wallo in Arlington VA. In the 60s and 70s India would still ship rosewood logs out of the country and their production was of forest grown trees. Nowadays, all the Indian rosewood on the market is plantation grown in India, Malaysia, or Indonesia. Wallo bought the wood from a German supplier who cut up the wood into guitar sets. The sets that Tom Rein has are stamped "Made in Germany"(!)
  • Lutz Spruce top - French Polished
  • When Lance played this guitar, he was using just his left hand on 1 track and remarked, "it┬áplays itself" - THAT's how responsive it is!
  • The rosette is a beautiful marquetry
  • Rosewood bindings with green purfling
  • Comfortable profile on the mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Ebony faceplate with wooden builder logo
  • Chrome Schaller open back tuning machines
  • Ebony bridge
  • This model is based on the old Robert Johnson Gibson L-1 guitar, and it excels at fingerstyle & blues
  • Superior brand case included
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    Brand New
    Old Growth Indian Rosewd
    Original Hard
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    Robin Weber
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    4:39 PM
    Available M-F (10-4:00) CST. Please call to schedule your in store visit in advance, so we are sure to be here for you. Or chat with us at 615-672-7733 or email

    We accept Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discover from USA residents and good ol' cash. Personal checks are accepted under the condition that shipment is delayed until the check clears the bank. TN residents add 9 1/4% sales tax.

    We ship Fedex ground insured, unless otherwise specified by the buyer. On finer instruments, we insist on overnight shipment for safe handling. Buyer pays shipping unless otherwise agreed upon. International shipments are via FedEx.

    Must have prior approval of return. Opened strings are not returnable. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your guitar, simply return it fully insured (with prior authorization) via shipping method we agree upon. When we receive the instrument in the same condition as when we shipped it, you will happily be issued a refund minus all shipping costs.