2018 Joel Shoemaker “Purcell” CE Custom Guitar – Torrefied

$3,450.00 $2,950.00

Very nice handmade cutaway guitar by  Sandpoint, Idaho builder Joel Shoemaker with K&K pickup.


Almost New Condition  •  1 13/16″ Width at Nut.
2 3/8″ Pin Spacing.  24.9″ Scale Length.
Torrefied Red Spruce top.  K&K pickup.

Great Condition. Honduran Rosewood back and sides, Mahogany neck and Torrefied Adirondack Red Spruce top. Slotted peghead with Coco Bolo overlay and perfect Koa back overlay. Back of nut has diamond volute. JS logo inlaid at top of peghead. Openback Waverly tuners with Snakewood buttons. Gabon Ebony fingerboard with cut diamond inlays. Ebony Pyramid bridge with intonated bone saddle. Bone nut. True Ebony wood bindings along neck and around top and back edge of body.

The Ebony bindings show delicate and perfect thin wooden purfling strips inside the Ebony outer bindings, seen on top and back face as well as sides, around the cutaway and mitered into the end wedge. Same with the Ebony center strip, mitered into the body bindings. Ebony heelcap.

The finish is satin Nitro-Cellulose lacquer that gives the instrument a final lustre that is quite handsome. The overall build of the guitar shows excellent craftsmanship and materials. The overall look is quite nice. Joel Shoemaker has an eye for colors and they all meld together well on this guitar. The overall sound is very interesting… It sounds very opened-up, with lots of abrupt attack when needed, but not overly crisp. This is a very good guitar. Its a joy to flatpick or to fingerpick.

Comes with K&K pickup installed by Joel Shoemaker. Comes with excellent set-up and an Ameritage Hard Case. This same guitar, if ordered as a new guitar, would cost ~$4500.