With an eleven year waiting list and significant demand in the U.S., Europe and Japan, Eric Sahlin
is one of the great American luthiers who has achieved world-class status. Sahlin's guitars have been used by Scott Tennant, Andrew York, Ottmar Liebert (flamenco), Carsten Pedersen and others.
The sound of this guitar is bright and punchy with great depth and balance across all registers. Overall, tone is both full-bodied and extremely clear. Workmanship is phenomenal - to truly appreciate the perfection of the craftsmanship, it almost requires viewing with a microscope! The elegant and minimalistic use of mother-of-pearl in the headstock, rosette and tie-block give the guitar a unique and beautiful aesthetic. This is a great example built in 2007, with a huge sound that is both robust and clean. It does have some playing wear in the finish - most notably in the soundboard and back, but no damage, cracks or repairs of any kind. It has had two sound ports in the sides on either side of the neck, as well as Eric's famous slight "twist" to the neck profile, which eases the stress on the left hand wrist in the lower positions, allowing the player to keep a straighter, less "bent" wrist position even when barring. One of the most ergonomically well thought-out designs we've seen.
Luthier Bio: Eric Sahlin
Orfeo Magazine No. 10 - West Coast Luthiers