These four parlor guitars were inspired by the classic Martin "0"-sized guitars of the early 20th century. These sleek beauties have compact bodies but a full string length (24-3/4"), so they'll be easy and comfortable to handle while still maintaining plenty of dynamic projection to entertain the room.
We're building four, with a fun variety of material:
Old-growth coastal redwood top - from an old Anderson Valley (CA) sheep barn - with Honduras rosewood back & sides and boxwood binding
Master-grade Sitka spruce top with old-growth Honduras mahogany back & sides and rosewood binding
Master-grade Sitka spruce top with Presidio (San Francisco) black acacia sides & back and rosewood binding
Master-grade Sitka spruce top with western cherry back/Anderson Valley (CA) cherry sides and rosewood binding
All four of these guitars will feature:
ebony fingerboard & bridge
abalone Dart logo
abalone or mother-of-pearl fretboard markers
1-3/4" nut width
24-3/4" string length
13" lower bout
4" butt depth
The acacia & cherry guitars are spoken for, but the redwood/rosewood and spruce/mahogany ones are available! Please contact us if you're interested in one.
Have a look at these beauties! These brand-new tenor ukuleles have been strung up for about a month. All four feature northern California tonewoods in their tops, necks, backs, and sides: two Monterey cypress, from Point Arena (a neighboring town in Mendocino County, California) and two black acacia from Marin County. All four have ebony fingerboards & bridges, as well as abalone or mother-of-pearl fingerboard markers and hand-cut abalone Dart logos.
As of this posting, all four are for sale & available to see and play at the Dart Instruments showroom. Please contact us with any questions.
More information at each instrument's individual page:
These four tenor ukes are practically building themselves, after the comparatively huge recent bass guitars & dreadnought. The finish & bridges are glued on to all of them, and this week we’re stringing & setting them up. It’s always fun to hear a brand new instrument after weeks of anticipation.
It’s always fun to hang out with other luthiers & instrument enthusiasts. The Sonoma County Folk Society did a great job putting on their 7th Annual Sebastopol Guitar Festival at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Society this past Saturday (Feb. 2, 2019). For more information, check out this article from the Press Democrat.
After working on the basses & dreadnought, these four tenor ukes are coming together quickly. Lots of northern California tonewood for this batch: two Monterey cypress from Point Arena (a neighboring town on the southern Mendocino coast), and two acacia from San Francisco’s Presidio. There are both X-braced & ladder-braced tops for each wood variety, so we’re eager to hear the difference.
Other features: ebony fingerboard, 16-7/8″ string length, Sitka spruce bracing, hot hide glue construction, abalone or mother-of-pearl Dart logo/fingerboard markers/side dots.
If you’re interested in reserving one of these beauties, contact David.
Happy Solstice from Dart Instruments! Brighten up the darkest day of the year with these dazzling photos of David’s latest creations. More information about these spectacular instruments below. The fretted acoustic bass guitar is currently FOR SALE – $5,000 USD (does not include shipping or sales tax). Get in touch if you have any questions – thanks for looking!
Some of these instruments are a couple years old & have some nicks and dings from folks testing them out, so we’re lowering prices on a select handful, hoping they’ll find a happy home. They might not be in perfect brand new mint condition, but they’ve been well set up & played in. Everything sounds & feels fantastic – stop by the Dart Instruments showroom at 520 Hwy. 128 in Philo, California to try one out!