Series

Summer of Love Series: Summer of Love Series: This series revives the spirit of the most coveted acoustic guitar during the summer of 1967: the Adirondack/Brazilian dreadnought.  It’s the sound that inspired a revolution and transformed the face of modern music. The Bedell Summer of Love series is the first series presented in the Freedom Collection. This Collection captures the stories of the significant moments, events, and movements that changed our world for the better during the '60s and early '70s. The summer of love was one of the most emblematic happenings of the era, which is why these twelve instruments are the launching point for the overall Collection. View Instruments. View instruments

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

Revere Series: Revere Series: Description coming soon. View instruments

Bedell 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

Bedell 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

Bedell 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

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 Series: 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 Series: 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