The O body Tenor guitar market is varied from the least expensive and mass-produced to highly collectible, very expensive very rare additions. No matter which an owner chooses, they make their selection with the hopes of owning a worthwhile guitar thats enjoyable to play.
When we set forth to design the Songbird Series, our objectives were to create a guitar of lasting qualities, crafted for longevity, not price point. When Shari Ulrich gave us direction, we knew the results would be a professional instrument that was in keeping with our goals of crafting premium quality Tenor guitars that were financially within reach yet could stand up to the qualities of premium-priced guitars of similar nature.
Shari was clear from the start, for the 265 to be a guitar she would play, it had to be stage quality with electronics that would not fail her under the lights. The intonation had to be on cue anywhere up the neck, no matter what tuning she chooses and being she plays mandolin, guitar, dulcimer, and fiddle, we knew those tuning would be varied. She also insisted that we not forget Left Handed players. With 25 Albums, 2 Juno Awards to her credit, Ms Ulrich is a Canadian music icon and we carefully listen to her every word.
The 265 Shari Ulrich Songbird Signature Guitar Series is available in 3 configurations;
Electro- Acoustic Right handed , in three different color variations, Vintage Sunrise, Heirloom Black and Natural
Fully Acoustic (electronics omit), in 3 colour variations.
Left Handed Electro-Acoustic, in three colour variations.
The Shari Ulrich Songbird Signature Model Series 265 Details
Scale Length: 23″
Nut Width : 1 1/4″
String spacing at nut: 1.0″
String spacing at bridge: 1 3/8″
Body Length: 17 1/8″
Waist width: 8 7/8″
Upper Bout Width: 9 7/8″
Side depth at endpin 4 1/8″
Top tone wood: Hand Selected Solid Aged Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides: Hand Selected Solid Aged Mahogany
Bracing: X- Braced
Bridge: Rosewood, Nylon Saddle
Neck Wood: Canadian Hard Maple
Neck Binding: Vintage Cream/ Black with fret markers
Fret markers: Abalone, Start at 3th fret
Top Binding: Abalone
Sound hole: Full Size
Machine heads: Wilkinson Style Closed
String pegs: Abalone crested Ebony
Strap Pin: 1 Mounted, 1 supplied for personal installation
Finish: Heirloom Black ~ Satin
Strings: .032W, .022W, .014, .010 ~ Ideal for 5ths (CGDA) and Chicago tuning ( DGBE)
Equalizer: Craven XLR8 by Cherub
Case: Embroidered Lush Tweed style locking Hardshell case
Shari Ulrich CD
2 additional Abalone replacement pegs
1 guitar humidifier
Truss rod key
.073 wide picks x 3
Like all Craven Tenor Guitars, the 265 Series is crafted in limited production cycles to assure high-quality crafting and the attention to detail is upheld. We are compelled to honor your investment by creating guitars to be treasured as heirlooms.