Bootlegger

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Bootlegger acoustic guitar
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Basic spec, no frills, least expensive but the base model. Available to buy or order when out of stock.

I played acoustic guitar for a long time before I designed my first. I knew exactly what I wanted: the best possible balance between maximum tone, easy playability and good looks.

If you are going to make a guitar by hand there is no point scrimping on the materials to save a few pennies, I wanted this to be the best guitar in the world. So I chose the rich full sound of Rosewood back and sides, with a Sitka spruce soundboard for projection. I had to have mahogany for the neck for its tonal superiority and feel. The fretboard and bridge could only be Rosewood to match the back and sides.

I would like to think that I got it right first time. I would also like to think that each one is slightly better than the last as every one I make has the advantage of just a little more experience to add to the mix…but of course mine is still the best in the world! I still play it every day and love it. The Bailey acoustic that started it all.

This model is available in a 12th fret neck/body join - the Rumrunner

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Standard option specification
Back & sides Soundboard Neck Inlays Binding Rosette Fretboard & Bridge Pickups Hardware colour Finish type Finish colour
Sapale Western Red Cedar/Spruce Mahogany Mother of pearl No binding Herringbone Rosewood/ebony None Chrome Satin Natural/clear

Options may change subject to availability. Visit our online shop for full specs and prices.

The virtual guitar builder is based around the Curve but it can be used to visualise some of the options.

One off guitars made by Mark using special wood or features and already available to buy.

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An updated version of the Standard - to customers' choice but sticking to key features of the model.

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