2020 Darren Hippner OM Acoustic Guitar Boutique Luthier Sitka Spruce Indian Laurel Auditorium Model Gilbert Tuners Hardshell Case USA

$ 2250.00

Offered is a Hippner Laurel OM Auditorium Acoustic Guitar with hardshell case. Handcrafted in Washington by luthier Darren Hippner in 2020. If you’re looking at this, then you know that Hippner instruments are the real deal. His guitars are sought after by enthusiasts and pros in the know and occasionally sell thru connoisseur shops like Dream Guitars for $3~6K . This one features a solid Sitka Spruce top with Indian Laurel back and sides, exotic snakewood board and trim, MOP inlays, Brazillian Rosewood faceplates, bone nut and saddle, ebony pins, and top of the line Gilbert USA ebony tuners. The tone is bold, clear, and articulate – a fingerstyle player’s dream. This was from a small batch of Indian tonewood OMs that Hippner built during the 2020 lockdown. Handcrafted USA quality throughout, with light shop wear as can be expected with artisanal builds (see all pics). Please review all photos carefully as they’re an integral part of the item description.

Specs:

• OM Auditorium
• Sitka Spruce top
• Indian Laurel back and sides ( nicely figured )
• Neck is Honduras Mahogany
• Head stock inlay in MOP made by artisan Dave Nichols
• Snakewood bridge, fretboard, and trim
• Dunlop 6150 frets
• Elixir 12/53 strings
• 25.5″ Fender scale, 1 13/16″ nut
• Double action truss rod
• Ebony tuners made in USA by Gilbert
• Bone nut and saddle, ebony pins
• Sound is bright, well balanced with great clarity and resonance
• Nitro finshed
• PRG Hardshell case
• Compares with guitars in the 5-6k price range

The fine print: Please contact me for payment options. Payment or contact must be made within 24 hours of sale or the item may be relisted. Buyer pays $75 shipping within the USA 48 – I will provide online tracking as shipping confirmation. Please review all pictures carefully as they’re an integral part of the item description. Any known issues with used items are highlighted to the best of my knowledge, so please ask all questions before purchasing if you need anything specific. Item is as pictured and described, sold as-is, and all sales are final. Thanks for your interest and please check out my other listings!!