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My first left hand build. 聽 Turned out good, or at least the left hand players who have played it tell me 馃檪 聽Also the聽first with my own tailpiece. 聽 聽Lutz spruce top, Birdseye maple back and sides, rosewood reinforced mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, 聽EVO Gold frets, aged Miller tuners.

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A new Coraz贸n commissioned by Tommy Davy of DjangoGuitars.com 聽 聽Tommy supplied old (25 years+) Italian Alpine spruce top wood from the family’s stash of woods for string instruments, vintage tuners, a Busato style tailpiece and Brazilian rosewood for a bridge. 聽 He specified the finish characteristics and gold leaf on the rosette key. 聽Fun collaboration!

A new Coraz贸n for Steve Nelson in Monument,聽Colorado. 聽 Birdseye maple back/sides, Lutz spruce top, 聽mahogany聽neck with rosewood spline. 聽 Gorgeous Miller enclosed tuners and tailpiece. 聽 More pictures HERE

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Michael Joseph Harris bought the first of what was to become聽my Model Zazou. 聽Michael suggested the model name and it is perfectly fitting. 聽聽He recently asked that the top be darkened and tuners upgraded to Rainer M眉ller’s beautiful enclosed tuners.

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Here’s Michael testing when he picked up.

A new Coraz贸n, just delivered to a player in Washington State. 聽Have a look at what he says about it in the comments.

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June, 2012

Derecho #1 is For Sale

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Just finished a new petite bouche, named聽Mod猫le Zazou by聽Michael Joseph Harris!

I am very pleased to present my new model Coraz贸n.聽聽聽 It is patterned from Michael Bauer’s 1940s Heart Hole Guitar by Joseph DiMauro the Elder.聽聽聽 Spruce top, birdseye maple back and sides, molded arched back as per the original.聽聽 Top and bracing is identical as are many other details of the guitar.聽聽聽 More pictures & details HERE.聽聽 Special thanks to Justin Wolfe,聽 photographer extraordinaire, for these pictures he took during a visit to our home a couple weeks ago. _MG_0759 copy1

CB Guitars that is.聽 Micheal Joseph Harris of Ultrafaux, Olivier Kikteff of Les Doigts de l’Homme, and Marian Badoi recorded an interview last month on Baltimore’s WYPR radio.聽聽 It aired this morning and is on the WYPR archive.聽聽 Scroll down to Gypsy Jazz, 8:55AM, Feb 27th.聽聽 http://wypr.org/programs/maryland-morning-sheilah-kast聽聽聽 Michael and Olivier are playing my guitars.聽聽 Great playing guys, terrific sound quality, thanks!