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Nezil Archtpo with Dearmond
Nezil AA1 with the Rhythm Chief and finger rest installed by Bill Asher
(see testimonials)

demo 2

Robert Young playing guitar currently for sale at

Nezil Guitars demo #1

hi all, here’s a sample recording of hometown hero Robert Young playing my latest instrument.

Features: removable pickup/pick guard assembly ; Hipshot 18 to 1 gear ratio, open backed tuners ; D’Aquisto-concept sliding wedge adjustable bridge ; smaller suspended tailpiece in ebony, cocobolo and bone

recorded in my living room in Victoria, B.C.

Thanks to Tempo Trend Music in Victoria for kindly letting me borrow the Hendrickson “Jazz” amp for this demo.

all tone equalizer controls on amp are set at “flat” output and volume is set low enough to allow the acoustic sound of the guitar to be heard clearly. Strings are D’Addario flat wound 13-56s.



Model AA1

Blonde, all carved full depth X-braced Venetian cutaway acoustic, highly flamed, 1 3/4″ nut, 25″ scale, light weight.

What I’m trying to do here is make guitars with a fat sound but penetrating: clear sweet highs and a big round bass. big attack, percussive, fast decay; strong fundamental tones with not a lot of string harmonics interference to muddy up an already complicated chord; and they’ve got to be touch sensitive and comfortable to play.

This guitar was recently sold at thanks Joe!