Milagro Series: For over 400 years this Sitka spruce fought its way through the 3,000-year-old forest on Prince of Wales Island in SE Alaska. The Milagro tree was found buried on a damp hillside in NE Brazil, carbon dated to be over 450 years old. Together they create extraordinary sound. View instruments.
Cathedral Series: While Tom Bedell was securing the world’s largest collection of legally documented Brazilian rosewood, he visited a magnificent cathedral in Segovia. Marveling at the acoustics, he vowed to design a huge sounding dreadnought. The backs are hand selected Brazilian, named Puerta de Iglesia (Church Door) as the stunning sap wood was popularly used in cathedral doorways centuries ago. The tops are individually harvested European spruce. Due to the rarity of these woods we must restrict this offering to a limited edition of six guitars. View Instruments.
Rio Series: There is something magical with Brazilian rosewood, it projects profound bass, yet delivers shimmering highs…the most revered tonewood found in nature. We have chosen backs from the Esperanza Tree, buried for centuries in a wet environment, you can see the minerals that were absorbed into the wood fiber, adding density for more sound. The stout Bear Claw Sitka spruce tops are the ideal complement to create a powerhouse series of three body sizes. View Instruments.
Bahia Series: Adirondack spruce top. Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Honduran mahogany neck. Compound tapered dovetail neck joint. Individually sound optimized thin tops and stiff backs. Hand Voiced. The Bahia are handcrafted to perfection, with the fundamental frequencies of instruments of the 1930s. View Instruments.
Angelica Series: It has been a labor of love, designing the Angelica Collection of fingerstyle guitars. The warmth of salvaged red cedar paired with the bass response of highly figured East Indian rosewood in a 12-fret to the deep body guitar. The sound is rich and soothing. The 1 ¾ inch nut width enables easy fingerstyle play.. View Instruments.
Revolution Series: Cocobolo is the same genus as Brazilian rosewood, but denser. Through Sound Optimization™ we are able to sand it to a thinness that projects extraordinary volume. Paired with Adirondack spruce we have achieved surprising projection and complex tone. The Revolutions are Bedell’s most sought after guitars. View Instruments.
Blackbird Series: The Bedell Blackbird Vegan models aren’t just sustainable, they’re also built using only American harvested woods: a salvaged Sitka spruce soundboard, Western bigleaf maple back and sides, an Eastern hard rock maple neck, and a walnut fretboard, bridge and peghead overlay. View Instruments.
Coffee House Series: The sound that defined an entire generation, Adirondack and Indian rosewood, traditionally crafted. Where other makers have mechanized their build process, the Coffee House are handcrafted, each top and back sanded to its ideal frequency and hand voiced after bracing. View instruments.
1964 Special Edition: Pairing Adirondack spruce with Honduran mahogany results in a mid-range powerhouse. It has the power to fit in with any collection of acoustic instruments and more than hold its own. The wider fretboard facilitates finger picking, rapid fire play. View Instruments.
1964 Series: From folk to rock, this Sitka spruce, Honduran mahogany guitar has the voice you have heard from the beginning of the counter-revolution of the 1960’s. Still handcrafted with a compound tapered dovetail and Hand Voiced for maximum projection. View instruments.
Classic Folk: For decades, there are certain sounds that demand the warm comforting sound of an all mahogany body. Grown in the Mayan Biosphere of Guatemala, the true Honduran mahogany top, back, sides and neck of the Classic Folk give a sound and feel that will bring your playing and singing to life. View Instruments.