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Wave Bender

$2,995 - Sold

By Portland Guitar

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A distinguished, smooth, and unique guitar. Playability and sound are at the forefront due to the Brazilian Rosewood and well-grained Adirondack Spruce. A rich warm sound with a long resonant decay. Excellent projection and a bass responsive sound are brought by the Spruce. Each note is articulate and distinct. The luthier worked with care on each aspect of the guitar to ensure quality.

The marquetry and artistry go the next step. Waves border the edges and snakewood binding wraps around every edge with black-white-black accents. Amboyna burl is both on the headstock and within the soundhole.

This includes a couple of inventions and innovations unique to Portland Guitar. One is the patented split saddle bridge. Each saddle nut can be adjusted to ensure perfect intonation up the fretboard. Springs are used to make sure the saddles stay in place when tuning. In addition, a cantilevered neck is utilized to change the action to your preference. It is accessible from the heel where the strap pin is. An Allen wrench is inserted and with a small turn, the action is changed. The next innovation is a curved carbon-fiber enhanced bracing system with optimized brace strength. This allows the guitar to be more responsive and resonant.

The action is set medium-low with some tilt from the neck. The fretboard is floating which allows for easier access to the higher frets. The neck shape is a medium-thick rounded C-shape. There are 20 frets total and 14 clear to the body.

Hardcase included


  • Frets to the body: 14
  • Total frets: 20
  • Frets metal: silver
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510s
  • Width at nut: 1.72"
  • Width at body: 2.30"
  • Neck profile: tapered medium thick D-shape
  • Action: medium-low
  • Neck: Khayaa Mahogany
  • Headstock: Amboyna burl
  • Top: Adirondack Spruce
  • Back: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Purfling: waves
  • Binding: Snakewood
  • Accents: black-white-black
  • Fretboard inlay: Snakewood with accented borders
  • Rosette: amboyna burl
  • Contra-rosette: Amboyna burl
  • Scale length: 25.4”
  • Upper bout: 11”
  • Waist: 9”
  • Body size: 15” OM
  • Bracing: curved (falcate)
  • Bridge: split-saddle
  • Headstock logo: Portland Guitar rose
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on

Product Category: Steel String Acoustic

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