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I was browsing on the local (St. Louis) CraigsList the other day when I stumbled across this unusual specimen.

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It's described as an Avian Skylark, designed by luthier Harry Fleischman and it's going for a relatively reasonable $800. Never heard of one before, much less seen one, and I need another guitar like a hole in the head but it sure is cool. https://stlouis.craigslist.org/msg/d/saint-louis-avian-skylark-handmade/7144395050.html

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does look interesting, but without knowing how it sounds or plays:idk:...

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Looks very nicely done, but that style has its own niche, you either love it or don’t.  

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Usually smaller  luthiers do an amazing jobs at building guitars.

No fret markers are a challenge for me .

It would be worthy checking out, as the price is not bad.

 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Mikeo said:

No fret markers are a challenge for me .

It has position markers on the edge of the fretboard. You can see them in this pic.

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1 hour ago, DeepEnd said:

It has position markers on the edge of the fretboard. You can see them in this pic.

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got it

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No fret markers on fret board is something of an inconvenience to anyone trying to play along in a jam setting. Friend of mine had guitar lacking markers AND he is left handed, which makes things even more fun! I suppose it wouldn't be too difficult to either put stick ons or even some small holes filled with white epoxy or something as a courtesy. But what do I know? (not much)

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If I were actually going to buy the guitar adding position markers might be something I'd explore. But I don't need another guitar, I don't really have $800 to throw around, and besides all that it's OM sized and I lean toward dreads.

On 7/12/2020 at 5:16 PM, Mikeo said:

Usually smaller  luthiers do an amazing jobs at building guitars. . . .

While Fleischman designs the guitars they're manufactured in China in what's supposed to be a dedicated factory. Prices for new ones still run up toward $2600. I found a brand new non-cutaway Skylark on Reverb.com for $699+50 Expédition (shipping) but the ad is in French so I don't know if that's US or Canadian dollars. Could be leverage for someone who was actually interested.image.thumb.png.cc5ef650093ddc2053efed891d69a43b.png

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