Guitars from Boulder Creek
Solitaire Construction

Solitaire Construction

Side and Back
Selected high quality hardwoods are used in all Boulder Creek guitars. All tops are solid Sitka Spruce or solid Red Cedar and all backs are solid Rosewood or solid Mahogany. Laminated sides provide maximum strength and stability. High quality 18 to 1 tuning machines are standard on all models. All models feature a 25 5/8" scale and a nut width of 1 11/16".
Solitaire Preamp

Solitaire Preamp

AB4-T Active Balanced Preamp System All Boulder Creek Acoustic Electric Models are equipped with the new AB4-T Active Balanced Acoustic System with on-board tuner. The specially designed cable-type saddle transducer reduces the "clunk" that is inherent in traditional piezo pickup systems.
Solitaire Jacks

Solitaire Jacks

The AB4-T System also feature both balanced and unbalanced outputs for maximum signal and noise reduction in both stage and studio applications.
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Boulder Creek Guitars

Boulder Creek Guitars

Boulder Creek Guitars

Welcome to Boulder Creek Guitars

All of our Boulder Creek items have been selling quickly. Please contact us prior to purchase to insure that the item you are looking for is still available. Also, please note that we can provide all the other Boulder Creek items like straps and gig bags and hard shell cases and amps. Please contact us for pricing. 

Boulder Creek Guitars has restarted the stalled evolution of the acoustic guitar. Ever since the “X” bracing system was patented 150 years ago, the status quo has reigned supreme. Boulder Creek Guitars believes that there is a better way to brace a guitar. That is why we have developed the exclusive Suspended Bracing System or “SBS” (patent pending). The “SBS” is a suspended bracing system and the first of its kind within the industry. It focuses on freeing the soundboard and allowing more vibration to produce a better tone and more sustain. The system works by utilizing aluminum tone bars that not only make the construction of the bracing system more durable but also allows the top to be free from the constrictions of the standard X bracing system.

The X bracing system was patented in the 1850’s and has been the industry standard since that time. If you stop and think about it, how many other technologies from the pre-civil war era remain in use? The answer, not many. While others have been happy to remain in this rut, Boulder Creek Guitars believes that relying on convention has hurt the industry and that it is time for a change.

The “SBS” system utilizes the best of the X bracing system with new technology, giving the player the best of both worlds.

When the “SBS” bracing system is incorporated with the new Boulder Creek “Solitaire” design, the sustain and tone quality are even more prevalent. By not cutting a large hole in the front soundboard of the guitar, the soundboard area is increased and the top vibrates more evenly and greater sustain is achieved. By relocating the soundhole on the top of the guitar, the player hears the deep rich tones that come from the inside chamber of the guitar. Since low frequencies are omni directional, the lows are heard all around the guitar. Mids and high frequencies that come from the front of the guitar are also increased. All in all, a totally new way for a totally new sound from an acoustic guitar.

Boulder Creek Guitars
The Evolution of the Acoustic Guitar

Solitaire Series

Overview
All Boulder Creek guitars feature solid tops, solid backs, and laminated sides for strength and durability. The tops, sides, backs, and necks are selected from high quality woods from all over the world. Both solid spruce and solid cedar tops are available. Backs and sides are available in both mahogany and rosewood.

Features and Specifications
The “Solitaire” Series uses the same “SBS” bracing system as the “Stage & Studio Series” guitars. The “Solitaire” was designed for the player, not the audience. Rather than a front port to project the sound outward, the “Solitaire” features a port on the top side of the guitar to direct the sound to the player. Since guitar players spend over 90% of the time playing with just themselves and their guitar, the “Solitaire” is the perfect choice for your second guitar.

There were some interesting results when the first “Solitaire” samples arrived. Even though the guitars were designed for the player and not the audience, the front sound projection was incredible. Since the soundboard increased in size due to not cutting a hole in the front, it produced more treble, midrange, and overall volume. The sound port on the top of the guitar produced enhanced low range frequencies which could be heard all around the room as low frequencies are omni-directional. In other words, this guitar sounds incredible out front also! When partnered with the AB4-T Preamp system, it makes the perfect guitar for stage, professional recording, and home studio applications. With the “Solitaire’s great playability and tone, it’s the perfect choice for any working musician. (And it also looks really, really cool.)

 

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