We recently took delivery of a large number of Avalons—some custom, some standard builds—and this Ard Rí guitar was my favorite of the bunch. It really had me wondering why it took me so long to get a Walnut Avalon here in the shop.
The Bastogne Walnut in this guitar is of course gorgeous, and, like all Avalon Ard Rí, the build is impeccable, elegant, and beautiful. But the tone is what you need to check out here. When done right, walnut lends a chunkiness across the audible spectrum that can be really delightful—walnut McIlroys and Brooks are some of our most popular models for just this reason.
But this guitar really benefits from the Avalon L-sized body. Whereas smaller, lighter, airier guitars can see their tone fattened up with the Walnut chunkiness, this model already boasts a beefy tone, so it gets just a little bit of character squeezed into the mix, for a very satisfying take on an already great guitar. You're going to love it.
• Back and Sides: Bastogne Walnut
• Top: Alpine Spruce
• Nut and Saddle: Bone
• Scale length: 25 1/2" (648mm)
• Nut width: 1 3/4" (44mm)
• Lower Bout: 16 3/8" (416mm)
• Upper Bout: 12" (303mm)
• Waist: 10 1/8" (258mm)
• Tailblock Depth: 4 7/8" (124mm)
Ships with Hiscox LiteFlite 5-latch case
- Every US order is shipped free. It does not matter the size, weight, or value of the shipment. It all ships free to any US ZIP code. This includes Alaska, Hawaii, APO/FPO and territories like Guam and Puerto Rico.
If you choose not to keep this guitar for any reason, we will pay for you to ship it back to us. For more details, visit our Shipping and Returns page.
Please note that because of the rosewood in this guitar, we cannot ship it to overseas addresses.