Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale

 

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Blind Guitars B-26: the luthier, Virgile Pilon

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https://luthiers.com/listing/blind-guitars/

 

 

Virgile Pilon, founder of Blind Guitars, defines his B-26 model as follows:

 

Iconic shape from the 20’s. Light construction with a modern double X bracing for an incredible tone and balance.

 

A model recommended for players who prefer the sweetness and easy of playing a small guitar but require more balance and volume.

This model is also available with a floating bridge for extra mids and projection

 

 

 

Blind Guitars B-26:¬†Inspiration and history of the original model…

 

When designing this instrument, Virgile Pilon was inspired by the mythical Gibson L series.

 

Gibson Guitar Corporation’s legendary L-series is one of Luthiers.com’s favorite small-body guitar series.¬†This series has been produced by Gibson since the beginning of the 20th century.

The very first guitars in this series were the Gibson L-0 and Gibson L-1. They were originally archtop guitars from 1902.

 

In 1926, they became Flat Top guitars, hence the name Blind Guitars B-26!

 

This L series was then replaced by the LG series in the 1940s.

 

These guitars have a relatively smaller body than the Dreadnoughts and Jumbos which appeared later in the history of the guitar.

 

At Luthiers.com we really appreciate this format because of its ease of playability. In our collection, a Collings 000-42 12 fret from 1996 was for a long time our No. 1 acoustic guitar. This 000-42 is slightly different but comparable in size in terms of comfort. Over the years, this Collings 000-42 guitar has given way to others because, in comparison, it had very slightly aggressive highs. Which is far from being the case with Blind Guitars! The trebles are very soft on the B-26 with basses that remain very well defined. Certainly one of our favourite models with the B-42 which is, in another register, very interesting too.

 

The Gibson L series can be classified as a Grand Concert guitar because of its similarity to the Martin 00 style.

The Gibson L series includes the L00, L0, L1 and L2. They are all very similar models, the only differences being the small cosmetics. In ascending order of finish / differences, they go from L-00, L-0, L-1, L-2.

 

For the pleasure of the eyes, here are some pictures of examples of old Gibson L series in 12 frets, 14 frets and even rarer 13 frets… (Many thanks to guitarhq for sharing photos)

 

 

Blind B-26 inspirations : Gibson L Series Type – 1932-Gibson L-2 14 frets Clear – rosewood back & sides – Picture by Richard

 

Blind B-26 inspirations : 1935 Gibson L Series Type – L-00 14 frets guitar Sprayed color sunburst style

 

Blind B-26 inspirations : Gibson L Series Type – 1931 Gibson L-1 model 12 frets Stained color sunburst style

 

Blind B-26 inspirations : Gibson L Series Type – 1931 Gibson-L-1 guitar Special order pearloid work Stained color sunburst style

 

Blind B-26 inspirations : Gibson L Series Type – 1931 Gibson-L-2 Rare 13 frets Clear rosewood back & sides original trapeze tailpiece and moveable bridge

 

Blind B-26 inspirations : Gibson L Series Type – 1936 Gibson L-00 14 frets – Original black finish fire stripe pickguard unbound back

 

 

 

It is very important to say that this type of vintage guitar, even if they have a crazy charm, are delicate to handle on a daily basis. They can be a bit fragile and difficult to keep in good conditions.

For this reason, there are really few stage musicians who use these grandmothers on tour on a daily basis. There are some, but, assisted by a very good guitar tech who pampers them.

 

Given the madness of touring, that’s where it makes sense to go see luthiers like Virgil to get a model made that will be close by and have all the advantages of increased performance.

 

That’s it for the historical background, let’s come back to this Blind B-26 Custom Engelmann Movingui for sale.

 

 

Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale – Engelmann Movingui

 

 

Blind Guitars B-26 Engelmann Movingui : Technical data sheet

The technical data sheet is data from the dealer or from the luthier.

If you have any questions about this instrument, it is necessary to contact directly the luthier or his dealer.

 

Technical data sheet :

  • Soundboard: Spruce Englemann AAA
  • Body: Movingui Ond√©
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Scalelenght: 24.75
  • Neck profile: C
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Schaller Grand Tune
  • Finish: Nitrocellulo Glossy Varnish
  • Case: yes

 

 

How to buy?

This instrument is available directly from the luthier: https://luthiers.com/listing/blind-guitars/

 

 

Some pictures of the
Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale
Engelmann Movingui

 

 

Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale
Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale – Engelmann Movingui

 

Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale
Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale – Engelmann Movingui

 

Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale
Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale – Engelmann Movingui

 

Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale
Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale – Engelmann Movingui

 

Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale
Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale – Engelmann Movingui

 

Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale
Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale – Engelmann Movingui

 

Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale
Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale – Engelmann Movingui

 

Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale – Engelmann Movingui

 

Blind Guitars B-26 For Sale – Engelmann Movingui

 

 

On the model on sale today, the Blind Guitars B-26 Custom Engelmann Movingui, a one ply black pickguard has been added by Virgile Pilon in order to avoid the propagation of plectrum marks on the top of the guitar. This gives the instrument a longer life from the top of the guitar for those who prefer to play with the pick rather than the fingers.

 

 

 

Blind Guitars’ philosophy

 

“Blind Guitars” is a tribute to the bluesmen of the 20-30s and the instruments that accompanied them.

 

Their sound has profoundly marked the history of blues, rock and many other musical styles.

Each model is a direct reminder of this culture and music that has spread throughout the world and beyond, even in the recordings found in the Voyager 1 spacecraft that is now navigating outside the solar system.

As a luthier concerned about the sound and quality of his instruments, the original plans have been improved to bring more dynamics and richness to the sound.

 

Virgile Pilon, founder of Blind Guitars, is convinced that the guitar must immediately become the musician’s extension.

 

It must open up a maximum of playing and creative possibilities to the guitarist.

Virgile builds each guitar according to the playing, affinities and taste of each musician, with the aim of getting as close as possible to their desires while helping them discover an instrument that pushes them towards new creative limits.

 

 

Video example of a B-26 Blind Guitars
on the Blind Guitars YouTube Channel

 

 

 

 

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