Gallery

2013 Madrone Arch top Guitar

2013 Madrone arch top guitar Brazilian rosewood tailpiece, fretboard, bridge and knobs, mahogany mid body, walnut back

Arch top  Electric Guitar Gallery

carved Arch top acoustic / electric guitars combining the spirit of acoustic ancestry and evolution to the best technology available today.

Tom Hilbe

This Town Productions Instruments: Gothic Angel Guitar Psycho Steel - Electric acoustic lap steel guitar

Joe Parascandola - 2010 Koa Archtop Guitar

hand carved arch top and arch back figured koa full hollow body pau ferro fretboard, bridge and tailpiece. cherry mid body sperzel friction lock tuner with D-thing drop D tuner.

Tom Dinsmore

7 String Guitar

7 String Guitars and a 7 string Bass

Chris Bilham

New CD from Chris \"Broken Down\" http://chrisbilham.bandcamp.com/album/broken-down-2

Acoustic 8

this version of the 8 string guitar has normal tuning with double high B and high E strings. the shape of the guitar is derived from making the top half of the body smaller and more contoured to match the human body and be easier and more comfortable to play. The sound hole is offset to be in the center of the upper bout since the guitar is cut-away to make the upper register of frets reachable and playable. the neck angle is adjustable to set the string height.

Chauncey Sullivan 2012 Guitar

Ultra-thin semi-hollow body electric guitar Birds eye maple top and back ebony fretboard and bridge purple heart pin stripes walnut body core copper tailpiece

Mark Kafoury

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kafoury

Austin Burleigh

Tim Stephson

Big Fatty II Curly Maple top mahogany neck and body pau ferro fretboard Bigsby tremelo

Shedua Guitar

Shedua Guitar Solid body with Shedua top, bubinga and Chatki back. Ebony fretboard, pick up rings, knobs and switch handle.

Andrew Creech

Andrew Creech

Greg Schooler

Blue Funk Guitar

Austin Burleigh

www.myspace.com/crypteriaband

Ken Bass

Sam Schneider

Trent Brodie

Taylor Fletcher

Semi Hollow Jazz Guitar curly maple top ebony bridge, tail piece, fretboard neck through body

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson designed this guitar

Bob Miromonte

carved arch top and back figured Koa, flamed maple binding ebony bridge, tailpiece and fretboard

Chauncy Sullivan

Jeff Isoe

http://www.myspace.com/buttonpushersband

Gary Cantor

Ben Cameron

http://www.myspace.com/bencameron

Walt McCreary

Big Fatty Guitar

Brian Miller

Magical Root guitar

Manzanita root burl solid body. Manzanita is one of the hardest most dense woods I know of. this guitar was one of my first and still rocks. active Bartolini pickups and bass and treble control knobs, ebony fretboard, flamed maple / purple heart neck. 7lbs $9000

Ken Bebensee is continually building, designing, playing, creating… Acoustic / Electric Stringed Musical Instruments.   I can build any type of instrument that is imaginable combining the best ideas with artistic spirit and creative impulse.

Each instrument represents articulate individual expression.  Most of the photos here are of instruments that were custom ordered and built with specifications to follow.  Some of the ideas were customer requests and some customers encouraged or allowed me to add creative shapes or embellishment.  Iwork to satisfy the soul.  I like how natural shapes evolve and the fun part of building instruments is carving and shaping.

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6 thoughts on “Gallery

  1. i will make some more basses like this one. the carved scroll comes from the tradition of violin making. My interpretation for this bass and much of my carving art is mused by nature and growth.

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