Lai Yen is one of our most talented local guitar builders. He is a graduate of the Robert Venn school of luthiery which, if you haven't heard, is one of the most highly regarded guitar making schools in the country. The fit and finish on Yens guitars is absolutely perfect - you can't ask for a higher level of craftsmanship. It's not often that I have young luthiers bring in guitars of theirs that are ready for prime time, but the Yen guitars are the exception to that rule. The Model P, of course, is a Parlor guitar and has a big sound for such a diminutive guitar. It also features a fairly husky neck profile that will please most vintage guitar enthusiasts. We look forward to seeing more or. Lai in the future.
All solid, hand carved woods
Bubinga back and sides
Engelmann Spruce top
Indian Rosewood fretboard, heel cap, wedge
Indian Rosewood rosette with Abalone strips
1-ipece Honduran Mahogany neck
Indian Rosewood bindings with Maple laminate
Modern X bracing pattern
Ebony pyramid bridge
medium tall frets
Bone nut and saddle
MOP "Leaf" fretmarkers
Grover Sta-Tite tuners (open back, nickel plate, with butterbean buttons)
Dual action truss rod
Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
1 3/4" nut width
2 3/16" string spacing
3 3/4" body depth at endpin
12 1/4" lower bout
9 1/4" upper bout
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