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About New Orleans Guitars

From the southern terrain of the Louisiana bayou and the land of Mardi Gras, hails a small guitar luthier that is certainly worthy of some serious attention. Master luthier Vincent Guidroz of the New Orleans Guitar Company provides custom unique guitars made from some of the most exotic woods ever seen.

ABBREVIATION KEY:

[USED]: Used Intrument
[NEW]: New/Retail Instrument
[1YW]: One Year Factory Warranty
[LTW]: Limited Lifetime Factory Warranty
[LHSC]: Logo Hardshell Case
[DHSC]: Deluxe Hardshell Case


New Orleans Custom VooDoo

This is a Custom Voodoo Model from New Orleans Guitars. As the name implies they are a small custom guitar shop just outside of New Orleans who hand crafts guitars of refinement and beauty. Unique to New Orleans is their selection of woods native to his surrounding area such as Burled Cypress and Crotch Swamp Ash. You may have seen Swamp Ash on other guitars. PRS even has a Swamp Ash Special model that is well known but the wood used by New Orleans must be a different species compared to these.










Unique to New Orleans Guitars is their method or harvesting the woods they use. Many guitar builders buy pre-cut blanks of wood for their creations. New Orleans harvests old growth trees that have been submerged in the rivers and swamps of the region and dries and cuts many of the billets himself. In this way he not only selects rare old growth tonal woods that are impossible to find anymore and are of exceptional beauty with unique figuring, but maintains an ecologically sound selection process.

The example we are presenting here uses a single cutaway custom design with a Presentation Grade Crotch Swamp Ash top with a natural finish. The body is Honduran Mahogany. The neck is a through the body design with a 5 piece laminate of Mahogany and Maple. The fret board is beautifully colored Cocobolo with custom Abalone Flames inlayed in the fret board. The neck and headstock are bound with three piece Maple/Cocobolo. The headstock is Cocobolo that was finished down to a 600 grit level and then oiled to closely match the color of the fret board.

The end result is a flawless soft matt feel that closely matches the natural Cocobolo on the fret board. The control knobs are natural wood bells recessed into the top with a three position pickup selector and phase switch. The over all finish work of this instrument is without equal. There are no rough edges anywhere, and the combination of the highly figured Swamp Ash Crotch top with the Cocobolo fret board and head stock is masterfully done.

The guitar is finished off with a chromed Tone Pros bridge and tail as well as Grover tuners. The pickups are a pair of Dimarzio’s with a Custom PAF-DP195 in the neck position wired series/parallel and a F-spaced Air Zone-DP192 in the bridge wired in series. This is a great set of pickups for a 24 fret guitar at stage volumes, very touch sensitive and articulate. It has lots of balls but does not color the wood’s tonal character.

Featured New Orleans Guitar
New Orleans Guitars Custom VooDoo Guitar in Presentation Grade Redwood Burl and Swamp Ash
Here is another New Orleans Guitars Voodoo model, a single cutaway custom design with a Presentation Grade Redwood Burl top finished in Amber to Red Gradient with a Swamp Ash body finished in Tobacco Burst. more...

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Retail: $5,840
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New Orleans Guitars Custom VooDoo Single Guitar with a 5A Quilted Maple Top
This is a single cutaway design with a five piece through the body neck. The body is Honduran Mahogany as is the 5 piece neck laminated with Maple. The top is a wonderful 5A Grade piece of Quilted Maple with a Gold Burst finish.  The neck and headstock are bound with three piece Maple/Ebony this time to match the fretboard. The fretboard is Ebony that extends to the headstock face and truss rod cover. more...

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Retail: $5,730
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New Orleans Guitars Custom VooDoo Single Guitar with a Presentation Grade Quilted Maple Top
This is a single cutaway design with a five piece through the body neck. The body is Black Limba as is the 5 piece neck laminated with Maple. The top is a wonderful 5Presentation Grade piece of heavily Quilted Maple with a Yellow Amber finish.  The neck and headstock are bound with three piece Maple/Ebony this time to match the fretboard. The fretboard is Ebony that extends to the headstock face and truss rod cover. more...

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Retail: $5,800
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New Orleans Guitars Custom VooDoo Single Cutaway Guitar in Presentation Grade Swamp Ash Crotch
This is a great example of a New Orleans Guitars VooDoo model, a single cutaway custom design with a Presentation Grade Swamp Ash top. When we first began talking to Vincent at New Orleans Guitars about becoming a dealer, he asked what type of guitar would we like. I responded by saying that I wanted something that is first representative of what you make and then something that is an example of what is possible. Judge for yourself but I think he set the bar pretty high. Very high! more...

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Retail: $5,900
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New Orleans Guitars Custom VooDoo Guitar in Presentation Grade Redwood Burl and Black Limba
This is a great example of a New Orleans Guitars Voodoo model, a single cutaway custom design with a Presentation Grade Redwood Burl top finished in Amber with one of the finest pieces of Black Lima I have ever seen for the body and neck. We all know how Black Limba sounds in the body of a guitar, this may be the first one I have seen that the body of the guitar looks as good or better than the presentation Grade top. This is an amazing guitar. more...

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Retail: $5,590
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New Orleans Guitars Custom VooDoo Single Cutaway Guitar in Presentation Grade Maple Burl
This is another great example of a New Orleans Guitars VooDoo model, a single cutaway custom design. This one has a highly figured Presentation Grade Maple Burl top with a beautiful Natural finish mated to a gorgeous Black Limba body. This is a neck through design with a 5 piece laminate of that same Black Limba and Walnut. The Black Limba on this guitar is lighter in color and darkens on the edges and matches the lighter Maple Burl perfectly. Again the neck is crafted from the same billet of Black Limba as the body and virtually disappears into the back of the guitar. more...

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Retail: $5,590
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New Orleans Guitars Custom VooDoo Single Cutaway Guitar in Presentation Grade One Piece Maple Quilt
This is a single cutaway design with a five piece through the body neck. The body is Honduran Mahogany as is the 5 piece neck laminated with Maple. The top is an exceptional Single piece of Presentation Grade Quilted Maple with a Red Burst finish.  The neck and headstock are bound with three piece Maple and Red Pin Stripe that matches the Top finish. The fretboard is Cocobolo that extends to the headstock face and truss rod cover. more...

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Retail: $5,930
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New Orleans Guitars