Bedell Guitars ◊ Bend, Oregon
AFTER HEARING ABOUT BEDELL guitars for a few years, occasionally hearing the guitar itself, always played proudly by it’s lucky owner, I finally got myself into one of the rare handful of dealers scattered across several continents. A little stonework brought me within a mile of “Arizona’s Premier Acoustic Music Shop”. Of course we speak of Acoustic Vibes Music.
Favoring a smaller guitar, perhaps a 000 with attractive wood, my eye and hand choose the Bedell Coffee House Parlor- Natural top. PLENTY of volume from this artistic meld of wood and metal. PERFECT fretboard under my fingers. Better balance than I would have guessed, perhaps the result of a 12-fret neck? The sound was deep and full. As melodies flowed from the lower strings, clear frequency response and rich sustain greeted me with every note. Higher tones punched through with life and vigor. With a Bedell like this, I’d be ready for quiet couch time, outdoor picking with the bluegrass circle, or the stage!
Adirondack Spruce with East Indian Rosewood. Ebony fretboard. Koa binding. Everything I want in an artisan-built guitar. Recently added to my short list.
4 thoughts on “Bedell Guitars ◊ Bend, Oregon”
March 30, 2015 at 8:55 pm
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March 31, 2015 at 7:55 pm
Have not heard of them before. You got me interested now, I want to play one.
Im on a mission to play one. I love playing different types of Acoustic Guitars. Thanks for the read
April 11, 2015 at 9:22 pm
Wait until you see the Weber mandolin I’m reviewing. Also part of Mr. Bedell’s companies, their Bitterroot F mandolin is INCREDIBLE!
July 5, 2015 at 10:32 am
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