The acoustic guitars of Kansas luthier Leo Posch deliver remarkable tone through vintage inspired construction, coupled with his own techniques that result in an extremely resonant instrument. These guitars give you phenomenal response and playability. Leo crafts only about 20 acoustics in one year's time. He hand selects the woods with stiffness and tonal properties taking precedence over the pristine. His construction shows inspiration from classic 20s, 30s, and 40s guitars (hide glue, nitrocellulose lacquer finishes), coupled with his own build techniques, results in some of the best sounding guitars you'll ever play.
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This tremendous Leo Posch J-M Jumbo acoustic guitar was crafted by Kansas luthier Leo Posch and it simply sings. The Adirondack (Red) Spruce top here was hand selected for its stiffness and tonal properties above all else and is combined with beautiful Mahogany back and sides. Posch's special hand applied 'Sunburnt' nitrocellulose lacquer finish looks amazing, but also lets the true sonic tone of this J-M shine through.
Inspired by classic guitars of the 20s, 30s and 40s, Posch uses vintage construction techniques including the use of hide glue and nitro finishes. He adds to the luthier canon specific construction techniques that lighten the guitar's weight, giving amazing response and incredible tone. If you're looking for a really responsive acoustic guitar with a warm, full tone, this is it. This a 1 3/4" nutwidth, and Ebony fretboard, bone nut and saddle and Waverly tuners with ivoroid buttons - a truly great player with looks to match. This Leo Posch J-M Jumbo acoustic comes with a hard shell case too.
This Leo Posch MGA-RW Multi-scale/fan fret guitar is a unique piece made especially for those who love drop tunings. You have a normal 25.4" scale on the high side and a 26" scale on the low string, though this works beautifully for standard tunings as well. The depth and clarity in the drop tunings though is really great and though the frets appear to be a challenge, it's a more comfortable player than you'd ever imagine - and opens up immense creative possibilities.
Kansas luthier Leo Posch hand selected the Adirondack (Red) Spruce and Indian Rosewood back and sides for this MGA, as he does for all 20 of the instruments he builds in a year - always keeping stiffness and tonal potential first and foremost. Inspired by vintage 20s-40s guitars, Posch uses old world craftsmanship including hide glue which dries harder - another reason his instruments resonate so beautifully. All of his build techniques result in a remarkably responsive instrument that is a real joy to play. He finished this MGA with light French polish shellac before adding the traditional nitrocellulose lacquer finish - all steps to achieve the best tone.The nutwidth here is a comfortable 1 3/4", with an Ebony fretboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, and Waverly tuners. This Leo Posch MGA-RW comes with a hard case too.
This Leo Posch NL-Maple is a take on the classic Nick Lucas deeper bodied concert guitar and what an instrument! This has an Adirondack Spruce top with stunning Sugar Maple back and sides, a full body 'sunburnt' finish and tremendous cloud fretboard inlays and moon headstock inlay. The scale is 24.8" with a 1 3/4" nutwidth and 2 5/16" spacing. The neck joins the body at the 13th fret - something Posch did for a custom order once and found the proportions to sound wonderful, but also be aesthetically appealing with the placement of the soundhole and bridge. This NL is extremely playable with a comfortable neck, outstanding sound and that certain inexplicable mojo that some rare guitars have.
Kansas Luthier Leo Posch builds only about 20 guitars per year, each hand crafted, with woods he hand selects for stiffness and tonal potential first and foremost. From his use of hide glue to his techniques resulting in a slightly lighter weight guitar, his instruments achieve unparalleled resonance and response. He uses nitrocellulose lacquer finish, but adds his 'sunburnt' coloring before the finish is laid on, allowing the full character of the woods to show through.
"This guitar is wonderful. It's a high definition instrument, with a great harmonic blend that is still very clear. A really even sound, warm with a slightly bigger low-end than most Maples, but still stays focused. It has a clear, shimmery top-end without being harsh. Very nice guitar." - John F.
Exceptional tone, outstanding build quality and stunning appearance come together beautifully in this Leo Posch OM-RW acoustic. This comfortable player, made right here in Kansas by luthier Leo Posch, gives pickers and strummers both a full, rich sound with unparalleled response. Posch blends the traditional craftsmanship of classic 20s-40s guitars with his own techniques, resulting in a lighter weight top that really sings and a guitar that you will fall in love with.
He hand selects his woods for their stiffness and tonal potential first and foremost, and uses old world hide glue construction and craftsmanship that give this OM remarkable resonance and response. There are wonderful appointments here too including black Mother-of-Pearl buttons on the Waverly tuners, gorgeous inlay work and a nitrocellulose lacquer finish. You'd be hard pressed to find a more comfortable player too. Posch builds only about 20 guitars in one year and the care and knowledge of vintage instruments shines through beautifully in this Leo Posch OM-RW. Hard case included.
This Leo Posch OM-M acoustic is a really wonderful player for fingerstyle folks as well as strummers and gives you superb resonance and tone. This OM is constructed with classic 20s-40s vintage guitars in mind, made with hide glue and hand selected woods chosen for stiffness and tonal properties first and foremost. Because of Leo's own techniques that lighten the weight, the response and resonance here are outstanding.
"Like a Swiss army knife, this guitar does many "jobs" in a compact package. It's extremely light and feels very alive. Responds beautifully to a light touch - finger style passages are a joy. Very expressive. The neck feels ultra comfortable and easy to get around on. With a flat pick, it gets astonishingly loud while retaining clarity. Lots of headroom here without over-driving the Red Spruce top. It's hard to imagine a musical style that this fantastic little guitar wouldn't compliment." - Eric M.
This is a lively guitar, with a beautiful presence and warmth - and it's made right here in Kansas. The top is Red (Adirondack) Spruce, paired with Mahogany back and sides. Beautiful, simple appointments are here including Waverly tuners, long pattern diamond and squares fretboard inlays, and a bone nut and saddle. The nutwidth is 1 3/4" with a 2 5/16" spacing. Hard case included.
"This Leo Posch D-M is a fantastic bluegrass cannon - notes seem to explode out of this guitar! Leo hand selects his Red (Adirondack) Spruce tops with an eye for stiffness and sound potential over beauty, but this guitar has both in spades. Gorgeous "sunburnt" finish dresses up the top without obscuring the grain of the wood. Don't get fooled by good looks though, this Mahogany body dread provides tremendous tonal velocity, and awesome clarity." - Eric MardisThis stunning D-M dread was crafted by Kansas luthier Leo Posch. If you're looking for a really responsive acoustic guitar with a rich, warm tone, this is it. Inspired by classic guitars of the 20s, 30s and 40s, Posch uses vintage construction techniques from hand selecting the woods, to the use of hide glue and nitro finishes. He adds to the luthier canon specific construction techniques that slightly lighten the guitar's weight, giving amazing response and incredible tone. This has Mahogany back and sides, an Ebony fretboard, and a 1 3/4" nutwidth - a truly great player. This Leo Posch D-M Dread comes with a hard shell case too.
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