Blueberry NEW IN STOCK Handmade Acoustic Guitar Parlor
Blueberry Handmade Acoustic and Electric Guitars and Accessories are made on the tropical island of Bali by our experienced team of traditional wood carvers and artisans who have been practicing their craft for generations.
Our unique workshop has been creating singular objects of musical and visual beauty since 2005.
This is your opportunity to own a unique instrument or to gift someone something that can be cherished for future generations.
If you’d like to create your very own design, we love challenges – our artist will sketch out your ideas for your approval before we start building and we will send you photos as we build so that you can watch the progress.
We can carve and inlay names, phrases and initials and we can even carve and inlay designs, faces and scenes from your photographs. Basically, if you can think of it we can get it onto your instrument.
Back and sides: Mahogany
Neck: Rosewood and Mahogany
Fretboard: Macassar ebony
Nut and Saddle: Bone
Inlay: Colored Stone, Maple, Mother of Pearl
Truss rod : Adjustable with a 5/32 Allen Key
Hard Shell Case: Included
Strap Pins: + $60.00
Electronic Pickup Options: LR Baggs iBeam $295.00 or LR Baggs Anthem $475
*** Note that both the iBeam and the Anthem are exceptional pickups but the Anthem is better if you play in larger rooms
Dimensions of Parlor Models (can be altered upon request)
Scale Length: 25 Inches / 63 cm
Number of frets: 20
Width at lower bout: 13 21/32 inches / 34.7 cm
Width at upper bout: 9 41/64 inches / 24.5 cm
Body Length: 19 1/4 inches / 49 cm
Body depth at heel: 3 3/4 inches / 9.4 cm
Body depth at butt: 4 9/64 inches / 10.5 cm
Total length: 38 1/2 inches / 98 cm
Nut width: 1 11/16 inches / 4.3 cm
String spread at saddle: 2 1/8 / 5.4 cm
Since we started building Blueberry guitars in 2007 we have created many beautiful motifs and several of our customers have requested that we bring back some of our original designs.
Based on these requests we have been going through our photo archives all the way back to 2007 and choosing what we believe are our most exceptional designs and offering them to our customers on a “Special Order/ Custom Order ” basis.
This means that we will reproduce exactly the same guitar using the same materials and specifications or we can make modifications such as dimensions, materials, motifs and even change it from a right handed to a lefty guitar based on your request.
We can also add specific engravings such as your initials or a note to a loved one.
Special Order Blueberries will take three months for us to build and we will be sending you photos of the progress of your guitar as we build it.
This Blueberry Parlour Small Body guitar, “Native ” motif was first created in 2010.
Blueberry Guitars come with Gotoh Tuners and D’Addario medium gauge strings.
Your guitar will be delivered in a high quality hard shell case with a warranty.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT CHANGING MODEL TYPES TO SUIT YOU BETTER :
As these are “Special order / Custom Order” Guitars, we can also build the same motif as a different model – this means that if you like this motif but would like to order it in a different size we can build it as a Classical Guitar, Dreadnought Guitar, Jumbo Guitar, Parlor Guitar, 12 String guitar etc. at no cost to you – just specify what you’d like on your note to us when you pay.
THIS GUITAR CAN BE BUILT AS A LEFTY MODEL UPON REQUEST AT NO EXTRA CHARGE
- WOULD YOU LIKE A PIEZO ACOUSTIC PICKUP INSTALLED?
To have us install either the active iBeam or new Anthem pickup from LR Baggs simply advise us at the time of purchase. Prices installed are $295.00 and $495.00 respectively with strap pins included.
- HOW WOULD YOU LIKE US TO SET THE ACTION ON YOUR GUITAR?
We are happy to set the action on your guitar to your specifications. If you do not have any specific action requirements, we will set the action to Medium/Low.
- CUSTOM ORDERS
We can work with you to create a very special and personal guitar. Custom projects typically take from 12-16 weeks from conception to delivery. Payment is 50% at the beginning of each project and the balance payable just before delivery. We will provide artists drawings and photographs of the guitar’s progress as it is being built.
- IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE WRITE TO US
We have three Luthiers on hand at all times to answer your questions and we are always happy to hear from you.
- We ship worldwide. Shipping insurance is included.
- A tracking number will be provided once the guitar is shipped.
- Every Blueberry Guitar is covered by a lifetime warranty
- Review our excellent feedback and bid with confidence – your satisfaction is guaranteed
Note to all Blueberry guitar owners: If you would like to trade in your existing Blueberry guitar and use the credit towards a new one, please let us know. We will make you a fair offer as we are able to extend the warranties on used Blueberries to their new owners.
Blueberry Guitars is the inspiration of Montreal businessman and musician Danny Fonfeder who conceived the idea of marrying outstanding craftsmanship to extraordinary art.
American luthier and educator George Morris and Balinese woodcarver Wayan Tuges brought together two great craft traditions, combining the best of Western technology with the best woodcarvers in the world.
Each guitar is handmade and unique in detail and materials. Each is a work of art worthy of the finest musicians.
A special group of craftsmen add their exceptional skills to every guitar before it is tested and judged ready to be called a Blueberry Instrument. Blueberry Guitars embody a marriage of East and West celebrating the joining of mind and spirit, functionality and artful reverence. No two are alike.
All meet the exacting standards demanded by great musicianship and art connoisseurs and can satisfy even those who demand perfection.