Bedell Revolution Parlor 2017

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2017 Bedell Revolution Parlor Guitar in mint condition.  Meticulously cared for, only one owner, the guitar has only been lightly strummed and displayed/stored in a climate controlled environment. It is visually as beautiful as it sounds.

Bedell's marketing materials:

“Bedell Guitars invented a new shape for parlor guitars. The lower bout is both wider and longer than traditional parlors giving the instrument more air volume and therefore more sound. As a 12-fret to the body design, the bridge is positioned right in the center of the lower bout enhancing the modal dynamics to deliver more efficient and pronounce sound. For a small instrument, our Bedell Revolution Parlor produces a big sound.”

“The cocobolo back has been sanded to a thinness that really brings the parlor to life. We do not build our guitars to a predetermined tonewood dimension, but rather sand them to a weight that responds to a target frequency, several half steps higher than the Adirondack spruce soundboard. We then hand carve the bracing and tone bars to insure the entire guitar top is tuned to deliver maximum sound efficiency.”

“The comfort of the smaller body make the Revolution Parlor a dream to play; the beauty of the design makes it a joy to present. It is not an exaggeration to call this guitar the Angel of all Parlors!”



Detailed Specs:

BODY TYPE

Parlor

NECK WOOD

Eastern hard rock maple

TOP WOOD

Adirondack spruce

BACK & SIDES WOOD

Cocobolo

TOP FINISH

Revolution burst gloss

BACK & SIDE FINISH

Gloss

FRETBOARD

Ebony

# FRETS

18

NUT WIDTH

1.687"

TUNERS

Waverly #4067-G, gold with ebony buttons

LOWER BOUT WIDTH

14.25"

WAIST WIDTH

9.25"

UPPER BOUT WIDTH

10.312"

BODY LENGTH

19.67"

BODY DEPTH

4"

STRING GAUGE

D'Addario EXP 16's

ELECTRONICS

None

BINDING

East Indian rosewood

INLAY

Revolution

SCALE LENGTH

25"

HAND TUNED

Yes

CASE

Deluxe hardshell case



Materials:

Adirondack Spruce (Top Wood):

“Adirondack delivers volume and clarity without distortion even with heavy picking. Adirondack is relatively heavy, with a high velocity of sound, and has the highest stiffness of all top woods across and along the grain.”

Cocobolo (Side & Back):


“Cocobolo is part of the same dalbergia family as Brazilian and other rosewoods, however it is unique in its brown/orange/yellow color and is the most dense of the dalbergia woods. In fact, cocobolo has a specific gravity of 1.1 which means it sinks in water. Several guitar companies have built instruments with cocobolo back and sides due to its stunning beauty, but they are customarily heavy and not responsive. This is due to a lack of understanding in how to turn cocobolo into a true and magnificent music wood. Instead of sanding cocobolo tonewood to the same dimension as other species, its density must be taken into consideration. For example, cocobolo has twice the density as Honduran mahogany. Through Bedell Guitars Hand Tuning technology we have learned t:o sand our cocobolo backs to a targeted weight that will yield the frequency response to maximize the music potential of this brilliant species. The instruments we are crafting with the marriage of Hand Tuning and the density of cocobolo result in extraordinary sound, rivaling the long heralded brilliance of Brazilian rosewood.”



Sourcing:

“BEDELL GUITARS WILL NEVER KNOWINGLY USE ANY TONEWOOD FROM CLEAR-CUT FORESTS.”

“Our wood partners share our commitment to preserving the forests and certify that the tonewood supplied conforms to the Bedell Tonewood Certification Project principles. The Bedell wood management team verifies these claims and makes periodic site visits to confirm compliance. Additionally, the Bedell Wood Library code system tracks chain-of-custody and legal documentation for every piece of wood in our library.”

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