Irish tuning a songbird? Absolutley.

Cavin Michael McNutt creates the music that takes your heart on a flight to the Emerald Isle. With every recording Michael makes, the warn and yet bright tones of the Songbird ring clear and vivid in a way you only get from quality solid Sitka, solid Mahogany and Canadian hard maple. Exhilarating and responsive to play in all tunings and comfortable in many genre, The Shari Ulrich Songbird is finding its home around the world. Available in Acoustic, Electro-oustic and left-handed player models, a Songbird is right for you no matter if you’re performing on stage or nestled beside the fireplace in your favorite pub with friends. Visit our website today to explore the possibilities of owning your own Heirloom quality Craven Tenor Guitar.

Lillian’s Lullaby written and performed by Shari Ulrich

Two time Juno award winning singer-songwriter, Ms.Shari Ulrichs legacy of 25 records and fevered performance schedule keeps Ms Ulrich a captivating entertainer, story teller and humanitarian. Craven Tenor Guitars are honored to work with Ms Ulrich in collaboration to bring Model 265 Shari Ulrich Songbird O Body Tenor Guitar to the stage and tenor guitar community alike.

Hand crafted from hand selected Soundwoods of Sitka Spruce, Mahogany and Canadian Hard Maple, the Songbird is not only a writers companion but a stage-ready performer but don’t be intimidated, its a personable guitar that will become an heirloom you’ll cherish.

Crafted by hand, The Songbird has been fashioned in a broad series of models to accommodate the requirements of Tenor players. Be it acoustic, full Electro-coustic or crafted for Left-handed players, there is a model that will feel right in your hands in any tuning that you choose.

The Shari Ulrich Songbird Signature Model Series 265

Available In these models
Fully Acosutic
Left Handed Electro-Acoustic

Espresso Black Satin,
Natural Satin,
Vintage Sunrise Satin

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
Fretboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Rosewood, Nylon Saddle
Neck Wood: Canadian Hard Maple
Neck Binding: Vintage Cream 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

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

No matter the genre you enjoy, the Shari Ulrich Songbird will be a guitar that you will cherish for its clear and bright sound, quality heirloom crafting and professional musician quality.

Explore the many colour and model options today and bring a Songbird to your world.


the great release!

Im so grateful to have the support of customers who have been long-suffering, waiting for their guitars that have been delayed by covid outbreaks and port workers going on strike. Its wonderful to finally be filling these orders this coming week.

I have to share an apology for not having the inventory on hand that I should. Frankly, I underestimated the acceptance and demand but after a year and half, of playing catch up, I’m finally getting the hang of this. My head is so wrapped around design and implementation that I have a hard time judging demand, but Im getting there. I’ll always be a part of Craven, always in direct contact with owners and customers with questions. I’m old school that way, I know people want to know the person invested in something, the real person who is accountable rather than an automated sales bot or customer service desk. Next week after all orders are filled I’ll be thrilled to release Sister Etta, Model 216. Her vivacious contours are elegant and her neck is shapely. I hope you’ll tune into a live- unscripted release soon.

Every night my mind wakes me to remind me how lucky I am to be a part of the Tenor Guitar Revival, how such incredible people around the world share the music they play on their Cravens. There’s so much ahead of us, so much music and wonders unknown. Stay tuned.