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PROFILE LAME HORSE: THE LH14 ACOUSTIC GUITAR Bruce Adolph  Key Features either up or down by loosening the hold down Cantilevered Neck bolt accessed thru a magnetically held small Access Panel in the Butt End of Guitar plate between the 16th & 17th frets of this LH14 Curly Ambrosia Maple Back & Sides model we are profiling for you today. Then you I met Chris Jenkins in person at the Dallas your heart (and fingers) delight (yes, the wrench International Guitar Show. I knew he was an comes with the guitar). insert a 1/8” hex wrench and adjust away till accomplished luthier and that he and his son Jeremy made some wonderful instruments, but Another unique build concept is their use of I was in for a shock when I got to finally to hold Abe Wechter’s access panel idea in the butt a Lame Horse acoustic guitar in my hands. end of a guitar. An access panel helps make a guitar serviceable over a long period of time Lame Horse guitars have a cantilevered neck The fit and finish is truly remarkable to look at simply by making the guitars easy to work on. so you can adjust the action of your guitar and once you start playing this hand crafted Not only are access panels extremely useful wonder you see why guitars of this nature are for examining the inside of a guitar (and it’s a cut above the regular mass produced style Cathedral like beauty) but they make electronic high-end guitars. The action/playability was installation a breeze. top notch and the quality tonewoods used are just drop-dead gorgeous. Well done Chris and Lame Horse makes a multi-laminate neck Jeremy! (stable as a rock) and the sides are also multilaminate for strength and stability. Retail: $6,995.00 www.LameHorse. This particlur LH14 that I am holding in my hands was created for a retail store in Texas Specs from wood they hand selected. It is the first back and sides – Curly Ambrosia maple LH 14 made from maple, and the result was top - Italian spruce something special to look at. The tone is crisp binding - Macassar ebony on the high end, and deep and smooth on the bridge - Madagascar rosewood low end. This LH 14 guitar has a good volume fingerboard - ebony, bound with ebony balance, string to string, all the way up the neck - 7 piece Honduran mahogany neck. rosette - unique 3D celtic weave tuners - Grover Sta-Tite 18:1 ratio case - Hiscox Pro II travel case 9.5 inch upper bout 14.5 inch lower bout scale length - 25 inch, 14 frets to the body 50 Jul  Aug 2016 CollectibleGuitar.com