To celebrate Independence Day in true fashion, there’s nothing like crossing the border and heading north for some colossal deals. The bonus is no crowds and we’ll ship these deals right to your door. Save from $200 – $250 but only for a short period of time. Limited Quantities are available, Once these are gone, we’ll return to our regular pricing. Don’t drag your feet.SALE ENDS Saturday, July 09, 2023
The size and beautiful simplicity of the Shari Ulrich 265 Songbird is captured in Mo Gunn’s playing. Plugged in or played acoustic, the songbird has the beautiful voice that you want in an heirloom guitar.
Almost all of our Model 265 Shari Ulrich Songbird guitars are on sale until October 7th. First come, first served and sorry, only available inventory is offered. Please check our sale for full details.
There’s nothing that says you have to stay inside the lines when you’re playing your Craven Tenor Guitar. While you can enjoy your Craven straight out of the shipping box and case, you can hot rod it with your own strings, your own tunings and create your own music. Bend conformity and take your favorite music and season it with your own style. That’s what creating music is all about!
Right now until October 7th you can save stupendously during our
My loving wife and I are spending Christmas in Arizona like many other Canadian snowbirds. So rather than adding to the panic of last-minute shopping, black fridays panics and all the shopping stress, I give you the official, the ultimate… STUPENDOUS FALL SALE! All guitars listed are in stock, ready to ship today! This No Panic Sale ends October 7th. All sales are first come first served and are limited to present available inventory only.
It’s hard to keep a great thing under wraps and the Parlor Queen is one wonderful guitar. Solid hand picked Sitka and Mahogany, choice Canadian Hard Maple Neck and attention to detail make this oo size body guitar stand out. From the scalloped ladder bracing to the Wilkinson vintage open tuners, Model 1919 has been perfected to be a true performance quality Studio/parlor guitar. Based on the construction and modernized from the original L-OO guitar of the 1930’s, the Parlor Queen is a nod to the legacy of perfection and sound that the guitar is known for and reimagined for todays player. A 38mm Neck, Truss Rod, XLR 8 Equalizer and the 22 fret neck modernize a true classic design.
Preorders will be available in December for delivery in May,2024. Watch for updates on the Vintage Golden Blonde version that will also be available. Part time traveler, part art work, part musical instrument, We’re thrilled to share a brief introduction with you.
“I’m writing to tell you my Craven Tenor Guitar has become an extension of who I am. It’s beside me on whatever emotional roller-coaster I travel. It sings with me, it paints music, I reach for it when I’m low and she laughs along with me when I’m happy. it’s been a major part of my recover and will be with me through my darkest and brightest days ahead. Thank you for everything. “ Author name withheld by request.
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Truly the patriarch of Tenor jazz today, John Lawlors smooth transitions and eloquent performance is perfectly portrayed on his signature model, the 350JLS John Lalwor Signature Tenor Guitar. Crafted in the finest hand-selected Solid Sitka Spruce, Solid Mahogany and Canadian Maple, The 350JLS is a confident and trustworthy Heirloom Jazz guitar like no other available today.
Available in 3 color pallets, the 350JLS is your virtual time machine to a time when quality was a priority, value for your hard-earned dollar was present and manufacturers made customer satisfaction their priority. At Craven Tenor Guitars those principles have never changed.
Right now you can save $300 off your 350JLS by purchasing from our available inventory. Sorry no back orders are available and the sale is subject to available inventory only.
When we set out on this design, our goal was to recreate the true sounds of early 1940’s Resonator guitars. This has meant creating key components rather than simply grabbing something off the self.
For example, our volume and tone control knobs. They’re our very own reproduction 1930’s Zepher Radio knobs crafted out of phenolic resin for long life rather than plastic. While that may seem cosmetic, it’s about crafting that lifelong heirloom quality rather than quickly bringing something to market.
Then there’s the issue of true resonator tone. We wanted the honest, original sound of early Resonators. That meant moving away from the usual spyder cone style you find in mainstream guitars marketed today. While these are great, they produce a sound much more appropriate for country music. We wanted the early, earthy sound you’ll find in early blues, Cajun/Creole music and vintage Hawain. To get that meant designing our Le Belle Creole with a Biscuit-style cone. The design part was simple, but getting the right cone proved to be a challenge.
We tried multiple cones and to be honest, we found them rather dull. They’re mass-produced, thick and actually quite cheaply made. So that meant finding a manufacturer who would press our cones to our specifications in quantities that wouldn’t exceed our lifetime sales goals. That step alone took 3 months of research and trials to get the perfect cone what rings clear and bright. It also meant finding a pristine National Biscuit cone to honor.
We can’t forget the hubcap. With our new cone in hand we quested to find the proper fitting hubcap. There are multiple cheap hubcaps out there that are a dime a dozen but with our investment to date, it was go big or go home. We found a manufacturer who will reproduce a vintage hubcap again, to our specifications and triple dip them during the chroming process to guarantee a brilliant surface that will last.
Let’s get into the electronics because that’s another one-of-a-kind item. As you may know, our P90 pickups we incorporate into our 327 and 350JLS models are true 4 post, hand-wound specifically and exclusively for us. We again have crafted our very own adjustable pole, 4 post pick-ups. They are punchy, loud and clear. Cleanly mounted under the top wood to keep the face of LeBelle Creole beautiful and simple.
Our custom-made component list includes our Ebony Tailpiece. There are plenty of cheap 4 string tin tailpieces out there but they’re single-dip chrome, look shoddy, and are, well to be frank, cheap. Our precision hand-crafted tailpieces in ebony are in themselves works of art. Lastly, the Hardshell case has to have that vintage 1930’s flair to it too.
We’ve lost sleep, crafted and disposed of 4 prototypes to finally get to the finishing line. Now the final Protoype will meet its designer and begin its trials including the final sound checks and artist trials. Once we have completed all the final inspections and trials, dotted our i’s and crossed our T’s you’ll get to see and hear the finished product and we’ll move into the PRE ORDER stage. I expect that to be in December this year with delivery in May, 2024. Just in time for sitting on your back porch in spring, with your hound dog at your feet and the beautiful LeBelle Creole singing to you.
Did you know that Model 327 Big Jake was the first Archtop Tenor Guitar to be Crafted in production since 1965? What makes it a beautiful guitar is the quality is the same standards as premium quality guitars of the day. No composite woods, no low end bass wood but instead we craft in Solid Sitka and Mahogany, Canadian Maple necks and precision hand wound Tenor P9-0 Pick ups to voice loud and clear when plugged in. This true full size Tenor Guitar is everything you would expect from a vintage collectible guitar of the day but is respectfully priced to keep it affordable. Select your favorite strings, Tune it to your favorite tuning and make it your own. There’s no better time to check out CRAVENTENOR GUITARS.COM
There’s so many opportunities to make your limited edition Sister Etta your own. Choose your Genre and your favorite tunings and vary your strings to meet your needs. If you want to muffle the robust voice of Sister Etta, some rubber bands wrapped around the strings can give it a ragtime sound mimicking the style once heard crackling live on AM Radio. Check out all 3 models of Sister Etta, our premium limited production Acoustic Archtop Guitar. https://craventenorguitars.com/model-…
All Left Handed models are now reduced by $350. Once they’re goes, they won’t be coming back.
SHIPPING ON ALL GUITARS: U.S. Shipping $80.00 Canada $80.00 Europe $270 Australia $425 New Zealand $500 Spain $290
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