Bedell Fireside Parlor Sunken Red Cedar-Nicaraguan rosewood


Nicaraguan rosewood (Dalbergia tucurensis)—sometimes called Yucatan rosewood or Panamanian rosewood—is gaining notoriety and popularity in high-end guitar circles. As luthiers cast about for an alternative to the world’s sadly diminished stock of Brazilian rosewood (Dalbergia nigra), Nicaraguan rosewood has distinguished itself as a worthy successor. If you’re a fan of Brazilian’s rich and storied resonance, you owe it to yourself to experience what Nicaraguan has to offer.

Cinnamon brown in base color with thin, dark streaks that swirl into a complex but somewhat understated figuring, Nicaraguan’s attenuated colors and subtle tones offer a refined, distinguished look.

This Fireside Parlor is the first Bedell guitar to feature Nicaraguan rosewood, but it most certainly won’t be our last. Paired with a sunken Western red cedar top, we’ve adapted a traditional look and sound into a modern and fully sustainable incarnation. Paired with a one-piece, true Honduran mahogany neck and an ebony fretboard, this guitar begins a new generation of classics.

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