Beautiful & Unusual Classical Guitars - Episode 5: Zebulon Turrentine 'No. 22'

 Nice view from the lower bout towards the headstock

Nice view from the lower bout towards the headstock

Introduction

Zebulon Turrentine has been around wood and music for his entire life. He was born in a log cabin in the USA so it seems as if it was fated that Zebulon would end up combining music and wood as beautiful and mellifluous instruments.

Awesomely Zebulon is not just a luthier but he's also a graduate performer with a Bachelor's degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Shenandoah University! How cool is that? To add to fate Zebulon's 6th grade teacher was the daughter of a fabulous guitar maker - Don Gallagher the son of J. W. Gallagher of Gallagher Guitar Co

 There's that lovely Western Red Cedar top with assymetric lattice bracing.

There's that lovely Western Red Cedar top with assymetric lattice bracing.

Specifications:

  • Top - Western Red Cedar
  • Back and Sides - African Mahogany
  • Fretboard - West African Ebony
  • Bridge - African Padauk
  • Bracing - Asymmetric lattice
  • French polish with shellac
  • Scale length - 650mm
  • Jumbo Gold EVO frets
 Nice view of the headstock & Der Jung tuners

Nice view of the headstock & Der Jung tuners

The guitar was commissioned as the 1st prize for the University of Louisville Florida 2015 Guitar competition - and what a prize it truly was. There isn't too much information around about this guitar on Zebulon's website apart from why it was made, what is was made for, and what is was made from. However it doesn't matter as we have plenty of pictures to drool over.

 Perfect view of the wonderful African Mahogany grain

Perfect view of the wonderful African Mahogany grain

How to get one for yourself?

Zebulon now has a workshop in Cookeville, Tennessee in the United States of America. He's happy for anyone to give him a call or stop by for lunch!

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