Boswell No. 0042, Model: 00-12 (SOLD)
Model: 00-12, Back/Sides: Brazilian rosewood, Top: Adirondack spruce, Bridge/Fingerboard: Brazilian rosewood, Binding, end-graft, pins: African ebony, Heel cap: African blackwood, Rosette: Custom Tiled "mosaic" with repeating segments of Brazilian rosewood, Indian rosewood, and African ebony, Peghead overlay: Ebony, Bracing: German spruce, ladder orientation for the back, forward shifted, interlocking double X pattern for the top. This little guitar is blowing my mind. Aside from looking fantastic, this thing sounds amazing. So loud and articulate, with tons of piano-like overtones and resonance. Another one with the "Three Sisters" mountain inlay at the 12th fret. This one goes out to Dream Guitars this week, and is already officially sold.
Boswell No. 0026, Model: 0-1/2-12 (Available)
As seen in the October issue of Guitar Aficionado Magazine (see the review here). This little box is right between a single "0" and "00" size. It's small size makes for an incredibly comfortable box to hold an play, and may be one of the nicest little "couch" guitars I've seen. Don't let the small size fool you though. With Brazilian rosewood back and sides, and an Italian spruce top, this little box packs a punch! Trimmed out in African ebony for the bridge, fingerboard, binding, and end-graft, while the peghead overlay and heel cap are both Brazilian rosewood. This instrument is in mint condition, and is available here in our showroom. The Brazilian is incredibly straight on the back, with some fantastic spider webbing and figure for the sides, both of which are chocolatey and highlighted with emerald green streaks throughout. The Italian top is incredibly fine, with a wonderful creamy white color.
Boswell No. 0034, Model: 000-C (Available)
This is a fantastic little 000 with very little play time. Sadly, the original owner has had some emergency family matters come up recently which requires him to sell this, and several other items. This guitar is only about a year old, and is in mint condition other than some fine pick wear on the black pick guard. The back and sides are old grown re sawn Brazilian rosewood, the top is old growth, very fine grain Sitka spruce. Both the top and the back are braced with German spruce, and the top implements my double X pattern. Plenty of power, and easily holds up to aggressive strumming, but still responds and blooms with the lightest finger-style play. The entire guitar is trimmed out with African ebony. A very fine instrument in dire need of a good home! Please contact for questions and pricing.
The Boswell BG-R (Sold)
The Boswell BG was my opportunity to think outside of the box...no pun intended. I love building acoustic guitars, but at the same time, I have an extensive background playing electric guitar as well! I am absolutely in love with the early, inexpensive gold foil guitars of the 60's, and I always wanted to come up with an interesting design that complimented and built off of that era of guitar. This guitar feels and plays amazing. Three Lollar gold foil pickups, Mastery bridge, 5-A flame roasted maple neck, old growth Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with a 24.9" scale (right in between Gibson and Fender) with gold evo wire, Brazilian rosewood peg head overlay (front and back), DaVinci tuning machines, and a solid one piece old growth redwood body (completely hand carved). This guitar came straight out of my head. No jigs, no forms, no mass production. For now, there is only this one, however, I plan to make more! Keep your eyes open for the review on this particular model in the January issue of Guitar Player Magazine!
Through-body bridge design gives this guitar plenty of sustain. The solid redwood body weighs in like a bird, and contributes immensely to the ringing sustain and complex overtones. Matched with a 5-A torrefied flame maple neck and plenty of Brazilian appointments, this guitar not only sounds incredible, but looks the part as well. I plan to make many different styles of the BG pictured here. Body material, pickup orientation/custom electronics, and neck design are all options to be entertained.
This particular body was made from incredibly tight grained, very old growth redwood. This slab of wood came from the sign from the original guitar shop that I started working at 22 years ago! That sign hung over the door of that shop for years...outside in the sun, the rain, the wind, the calm. When I received it as a gift, I hung onto it for a decade before the vision of what to do with it finally entered into my mind. Today, it's been reincarnated for something all together different. This guitar is truly one of a kind. It plays beautifully, sounds incredible, looks gorgeous, and is as light as a feather. Check out the images below...