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4 days ago

Wilborn Guitars

All mahogany Lion. Hear him roar! ... See MoreSee Less

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Very innovative Ben. Sounds and looks great! You are a master luthier.

Amazing.

4 days ago

Wilborn Guitars

All mahogany Lion. Hear him roar! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sounds great !

How much would you be asking for said All David guitar (my dad's name and son Jack's middle)? If it is not already spoken for??

Sounds Good!

Morse code... Love it!

Awesome sounding.

Very innovative Ben. Sounds and looks great! You are a master luthier.

So beautiful

That's a great looking & sounding guitar, Ben! I like the no- ferrule headstock, I did a similar thing once, but used .25" i.d. brass tubing as a sleeve.

Beautiful Ben, the guitar and your playing!

Gorgeous, per usual!

What a beautiful guitar Ben!!!! Love that sound!! It’s similar to my 43 0-17 Martin πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

it sounds fantastic,it is beautifull and i like your playing too!!!

Gee whiz .. that hits all the notes with me .. a fine sounding guitar!!!

Gee whiz .. that hits all the notes with me .. a fine sounding guitar!!!

beautiful and a great sound

Beautiful in every way.

Nice love it

Looks and sounds great!

I love how you talk about it. And it sounds absolutely stunning. Not too much mid range and great depth of tone.

Beautiful guitar. What a wonderful way to reuse a garage sale table.

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5 days ago

Wilborn Guitars

This is my favorite chisel. It could be that it was my grandfather's, then my father's, and now mine. Or it could be that I have nothing that's easier to sharpen or holds it's edge better. Either way, it makes me happy, at least a little bit, every time I use it! Thank you, T.H. Witherby. ... See MoreSee Less

This is my favorite chisel. It could be that it was my grandfathers, then my fathers, and now mine. Or it could be that I have nothing thats easier to sharpen or holds its edge better. Either way, it makes me happy, at least a little bit, every time I use it! Thank you, T.H. Witherby.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Now that's neat

Know what you mean about a good favorite that just feels right that is required for a particular application. I have one of my dads Phillips head screwdrivers that is ratty, but the best and only for the job.

A Lee B. chisel?

My favorite too! Made in the town I was born in.

Love those old hand tools. I have a set of old Stanley no. 720 chisels that look just like that, but with red-stained handles, never found a newer chisel that came close. My Dad, although handy, usually bought cheap tools, although his old hammer is still going strong!

Nice πŸ‘

One of my favorites 😎

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1 week ago

Wilborn Guitars

Here is the Wilborn Lion we are going to raffle off for charity at this years Woodstock International Luthiers Showcase. Tickets and more info available here:

www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?etid=10085
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I also want to thank the incredible Jeff Ross for the pictures he took of the guitar, gratis. Thank you Jeff!

I bought my ticket last night. Fingers are crossed...

Maggie Foster Fiona Malmendier thought I'd share this with you two NY state residents just in case you or someone you know would like a chance to win one of my friend Ben's exquisite guitars. All proceeds from ticket sales go to two very worthy charities, both based in NY state. Hope you'll take a minute to give a listen....and thanks!

Dave Stanley Kate Blubaugh hope you can give a listen when you can....

Ben, your the man. Thanks for your kind donation

Good on ya, Ben!

I love it Ben! Great sounding guitar. You're very generous!!

What a great looking and sounding guitar! Well Done!

Jennifer Chilton. Dave may want to buy some raffle tickets for this little beauty!

Gorgeous, Ben! And, you are a good deed doer!

Well done, Ben. Thanks for the charity and thanks for the chance.

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2 weeks ago

Wilborn Guitars

WILBORN GUITARS CHARITY RAFFLE!!!!!
This October 29, 2017, we will be raffling off a beautiful Curly Koa and Redwood Wilborn Lion at the Woodstock International Luthiers Showcase in Woodstock, NY. I have chosen two charities, The Family of Woodstock, INC, and the D'Addario foundation two whom 100% of the proceeds will go.

Why am I doing this, you may ask? Well, for the first time in my life I find myself in a situation where I have the luxury to donate something significant to charity. Every day, I am deeply amazed that I have the good fortune to spend my time engaged in a job I love, in the comfort of my beloved shop, creating things that to me have real meaning and give me great satisfaction. How did this happen? Why did fortune shine on me and leave others in the shadows? This idea, of giving away a guitar by no means will compensate for any real injustice in the world, but it's something I can do to express my feelings of gratitude. That's why.

You will not need to be present to win. Tickets will be limited to 500. They are $25 each, or 5 for $100, and are available at:

www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?etid=10085

There is more info about the guitar, the charities, and raffle process there as well.
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WILBORN GUITARS CHARITY RAFFLE!!!!!
This October 29, 2017, we will be raffling off a beautiful Curly Koa and Redwood Wilborn Lion at the Woodstock International Luthiers Showcase in Woodstock, NY. I have chosen two charities, The Family of Woodstock, INC, and the DAddario foundation two whom 100% of the proceeds will go.

Why am I doing this, you may ask? Well, for the first time in my life I find myself in a situation where I have the luxury to donate something significant to charity. Every day, I am deeply amazed that I have the good fortune to spend my time engaged in a job I love, in the comfort of my beloved shop, creating things that to me have real meaning and give me great satisfaction. How did this happen? Why did fortune shine on me and leave others in the shadows? This idea, of giving away a guitar by no means will compensate for any real injustice in the world, but its something I can do to express my feelings of gratitude. Thats why. 

You will not need to be present to win. Tickets will be limited to 500. They are $25 each, or 5 for $100, and are available at: 

https://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?etid=10085

There is more info about the guitar, the charities, and raffle process there as well.Image attachment

 

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By the way, a huge shout out to Robert Baker Rorick and the WILS team for making this happen!!!!

Ben, you're a good man!πŸ‘πŸ™

Awesome all signed up \0/

Coleton Andrew

Both your generosity and your words are thoughtful. Well done, Ben.

Very cool I'm in πŸ™‚

Paying it forward! Cool Ben. I am in!

Baritone Nate, Ryan Worthy look at that gorgeous guitar. Oh baby

Ben Wilborn, one of humanity's gentlemen. Count me in, mainly to recognize your charitable gesture but also to have the chance to win a fabulous Wilborn guitar for $25.

I wanna hear it!

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