This Bay State model is named after an early pioneer in the development and sale of parlour type guitars, William Tilton. Parlour guitars were extremely popular at the close of the 19th century and Bay State was the leader in producing these types of instruments. Although this modern instrument is small and extremely comfortable to play its' sound is much more "in the present" and it can hold its' own playing alongside any type of guitar that is sold today. For another example of this model go here. For the Kiley Evans Signature 13 fret Tilton look here. BRAND NEW....For the late 1700's look, go here for the Tilton Renaissance!
Wm. B. Tilton Specifications
Sitka/Lutz Spruce top Pre-War Scalloped Bracing Indian Rosewood back and sides Fully bound Ebony fingerboard with old style inlays Multiple old style purfling inlay Multiple old style rosette inlay Fully bound Slot Head Mahogany neck Micro-Adjusted bone nut and compensated saddle for perfect intonation Custom Ebony bridge
Super-Thin Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer finish
Fully adjustable truss rod Semi-hemispherical frets Partially domed top
LIghtweight neck and end blocks
Acoustic pickup ready Tone Enhancer® Technology 72 Hour Tonerite® De-damping Treatment