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2015 Aaron Andrews L-00n 14 Fret Luthier-Built Grand Concert Body Acoustic Guitar w/ Case

$4,199.99

+ shipping

Up for sale, a 2015 Andrews L-00n luthier-built acoustic guitar in exceptional condition, complete with a hardshell case. Based in Seattle, WA; Aaron Andrews has been crafting high-end custom guitars for the last few decades, utilizing premium, hand-selected tonewoods. This particular acoustic was inspired by the small-body Pre-War Gibson L-00 models favored by jazz guitarist Nick Lucas, special-ordered with 14 frets clear of the body.

The hand-selected tonewoods include highly flamed Oregon myrtle back and sides with an X-braced sitka spruce top and a two-piece mahogany neck capped by a thick slab ebony fretboard. Tonally, this guitar offers exquisite clarity, with notable string-to-string balance across all strings and in all registers. The ebony fretboard ensures glassy treble detail, balancing the sweet warmth and subtle growl delivered by the mahogany neck. This guitar is highly sensitive to user inputs; lush and detailed when fingerpicked, and offering prodigious volume and sparkling cut with a flatpick. This Andrews weighs just 4lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with fresh 13-56 strings, comfortable action, and accurate intonation.

The two-piece mahogany neck is bisected by a Honduran rosewood laminate strip, matching the binding framing the body. It sports a moderately chunky C-shaped profile carve with generous shoulder in every register, measuring .855” deep at the 1st fret and .970” at the 9th. The neck has 14 frets clear the body; a custom selection for this Andrews’ model, as opposed to his standard 13 fret neck. The thick slab ebony fretboard has slender fretwire; the frets retain their full factory height with well-rounded crowns, only displaying a hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3. This guitar plays cleanly up the 25 1/2” scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The hand-carved bone nut measures 1 3/4” in width. The headstock has a polished ebony veneer with a carved truss rod cover and maple “AG” inlay. The Gotoh tuning machines turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch, with flawless chrome plating.

The body features subtle accents including the Honduran rosewood binding (front and back) and rosette, with a small translucent pickguard. This Grand Concert-sized acoustic measures 14 3/4” across the lower bout and the body is 3 3/4” deep. The rosewood bridge features the original compensated bone saddle, which has its full factory height. String spacing at the bridge is 2 1/4”. The action is notably low and easy-playing, measuring 6/64” high at the 12th fret on the bass side and 4/64” high on the treble side. Visible through the sound hole, the original label with Aaron Andrews’ signature is present, dating the guitar to 2015.

The gloss Natural finish highlights the deep bookmatched flame figuring and dynamic grain in the Oregon myrtle back and sides, as well as more subtle bearclaw figuring on the Sitka spruce top. This is a very well-kept and sparingly-played guitar, with pick wear beyond the treble-side edge of the transparent pickguard and extending minimally to the upper bout. There are also some pinhead-sized nicks and light finish scratches on the body as a whole. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original hardshell case is included.