Lucas Haneman of the LH Express showcases lesser known gear, as well as known gear in this new series.
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Guitar Tone Tuesday: Episode 6: High End Factory Made Vs. Handmade Acoustic Guitars… Taylor vs. Hawley
In this episode Lucas explores two beautiful acoustic guitars and asks you if you prefer high end factory made or handmade instruments. Let us know in the comment section below.
Taylor 916CE-SB (currently going for $7439 at Lauzon Music in Ottawa, Canada) featuring East Indian rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top, Mahogany neck, Ebony bridge and fingerboard, Ebony binding with carved Laskin armrest (a nice feature), Koa/paua/koa edge trim and rosette, Taylor Advanced Performance bracing with Relief Rout, Thin 3.5 mil finish, Taylor Expression System 2 electronics, Gotoh 510 Delta Series tuners, Gold hardware.
And (currently built at a price point of $3500) Lucas’s 10 year old and well loved/traveled Hawley dreadnought (made exclusively by Ottawa’s own Patrick Hawley) featuring East Indian rosewood back and sides, Engelmann spruce top, Mahogany neck, Ebony bridge and fingerboard, Maple binding, paua edge trim and rosette, Scalloped x bracing, Ultra-violet cured polyester finish, K&K Quantum Trinity Mini pickup system (not included in price of the guitar), Gotoh 510 tuners with ebbiny buttens, Gold hardware.
Pat’s base model starts at $2500, which is a steal in the handmade guitar market.