Sunday, August 21, 2011

Morgan Monroe MKAB-500

I made this baritone out of a Morgan Monroe MKAB-500, serial number 0031. It ranks among my better sounding guitars. It has a few dings on it, most noticeable are the chip in the sound hole and another ding under 6th string – both are visible in the pictures. The bridge was cracked when I got it but I have repaired it. There is a little discoloration in the wood of bass side of the lower bout – just barely visible in the side picture. There is also some belt rash on the back, treble side of the lower bout by the binding and a little more up by the top of the back – visible on the back picture. These minor cosmetic things aside, this is beautiful and great sounding guitar. It is sort of antique-y looking and the flaws actually don’t seem to detract from the guitar in the way they normally would. The action is very low and I finished it off with a sound port and gold and chrome hardware. I am selling it on eBay with its factory hard case in very good shape with built in hygrometer for $550. I can ship both internationally to any country with a 108 inch length + girth limit. Sold - Thanks Joe!


Scale: 34"
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Neck Joint: Dovetail
Total Number Of Frets: 22
Top Bracing: X-Brace
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Nut: Bone
Saddle: Bone
Fretboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Rosewood
Neck Inlay: Maple
Body Inlay: Maple
Binding: Maple
Tuners: Sealed Die Cast


Scale Length:                34 inches
Nut Width:                    1 11/16 inches
Total Length:                46 inches
Body Length:                20 inches
Upper Bout Width:       12 7/8 inches
Lower Bout Width        16 7/8 inches
Body Depth:                 4 7/8 inches

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