2009 Used John Blanchard
If you are looking for a guitar with a broad dynamic range, excellent projection, a wide variety of tonal color, precise clarity from string to string, a balance of sound between the trebles and basses, comfortable action height and playability, and a rich complex sound, then John Blanchard guitars are what you are looking for. In addition to these qualities, each Blanchard guitar is a work of art featuring impeccable craftsmanship. It is no wonder why Blanchard guitars have been the best selling guitars in the shop for the past several years. John Blanchard also gives back to the community by sponsoring the Portland Classic Guitar Concert series.
Indian Rosewood ranges in color from red to light brown with lightly colored golden streaks. Some Indian Rosewood sets display various shades of purples, burgundy, and medium browns. The tap tone of Indian rosewood is very resonant with a deep warm bass. It has been the choice back and side wood for many guitar manufactures for the past 35 years.
Sides and Back: Amazon Rosewood
Scale. 650 mm
Nut: 53.0 mm
More about John Blanchard:
John Blanchard is a native Oregonian who has established his shop in Bend, which is located on the Central Oregon High Desert at the edge of the Cascade Mountains. Not only is the Central Oregon area famous for its beautiful scenery and recreation opportunities, but also, its stable climate is highly suitable for building fine wood instruments.
In addition to his interests in lutherie, John has had a life-long passion for the outdoors and the grandeur of the Pacific Northwest. For example, he has been a professional ski instructor, a white water guide, a fly fishing outfitter and a research physiologist for the Alaskan reindeer herds. His work with the Alaskan Native people exposed him to artisans that merged the elegance and beauty of nature into their paintings, sculpture and other art forms. John uses this influence to realize in each instrument the best blend of the tonal characteristics and natural beauty of wood.
John was mentored by master luthiers, Orville & Robert Millburn, concentrating on the classical Hauser designs and trained in traditional French polish techniques. John custom builds each guitar to meet the desires of the client. He wants to work with the musician in the selection of wood for their instrument that will not only be visually appealing, but will also have exceptional tone, balance and projection.