Thom Alden

"The artistry that Brent displays in his creations is amazing. He's a talented builder who selects beautiful woods and applies impeccable workmanship to turn raw product into a singing instrument. They are a joy to behold, both visually and sonically. Works of art for a life time of musical pleasure!"
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Thom is an avid guitar player and collector from New Hampshire. Among his vast collection of high end acoustic guitars reside five
McElroys. One of the advantages of lutherie is occasionally you can develop friendships with some of you clients, this has been the case with Thom. We have been working together on guitar projects since Thom purchased his first guitar from me in  2001. Thom and I collaborated in the development of my 000 model which has become one of my most popular guitar models.

 

Thom Alden's Guitars

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2001 - Standard model, Sitka Spruce top, Maple back and sides, Koa binding, Paua Abalone rosette and purfling.

 

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2002 - Standard model, Sitka Spruce top, Pau Ferro back and sides, Flame Maple binding, Abalone rosette

 

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2003 - 000 model, Bearclaw Sitka Spruce top, Walnut (Graft section Claro/ English) back and sides. Snakewood binding, Scottish Thistle inlay at 12th fret.

 

 

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2004 - 000 model, Adirondack Spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Flame Maple binding, Flame Koa rosette

 

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2006 - OM style body w/ 12 frets to the body. Sitka Spruce top. Claro Walnut w/ sapwood back and sides. MOP rosette. Flame Maple binding.