EXPERIENCE THE EXCEPTIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP OF PEARL RIVER GUITARS

With more than half a century of perfecting the design and production of the world’s best-selling pianos, the luthiers at Pearl River sought to create a series of acoustic guitars worthy of their name.

Pearl River Guitars Logo
Pearl River Guitar Workshop

Pearl River guitars have been receiving outstanding reviews from some of Nashville’s most noted players and songwriters. As Keith Burns, a founding member of the platinum-selling group Trick Pony commented:

“The moment I picked up a Pearl River guitar, I knew that it was going out on the road with me! Amazing tone, perfect feel, and extremely easy on the eyes! Pearl River will be on the stage with me from now on!”

The creation of a Pearl River guitar is a meticulous and intricate process that begins with the careful selection of woods chosen for their unique tonal qualities, resonance, and aesthetic appeal. The top is carefully crafted to achieve the perfect balance between strength and flexibility, allowing it to vibrate and resonate harmoniously. Inside, the bracing is meticulously positioned to enhance the instrument’s response and projection.

Pearl River Guitar intricate process
Pearl River Guitar expertly bent and shaped

The assembly of the guitar’s body is a labor-intensive task in which the back and sides are expertly bent and shaped, ensuring optimal sound projection and playability. The neck is crafted with precision, and the fretboard is meticulously leveled and fitted to ensure accurate intonation across the entire instrument.

The finishing touches are crucial in both the aesthetic appeal and sound quality. The body is meticulously sanded and polished to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. Throughout the entire process, each Pearl River guitar is continually tested and adjusted to achieve the perfect balance of tone, playability, and responsiveness. The result is an exquisite instrument that captivates the senses, producing rich, resonant tones that inspire musicians and enchant their listeners.

Pearl River Guitar Neck

“I’ve played and owned many guitars and this one shines among the best! I love the tone; it’s warm, yet clean and crisp and has sustain for days. The workmanship and finish are excellent, and I can’t wait to record with it and play it in my live shows. Great job Pearl River!” ~ Russ Roberts

Russ Roberts is a Nashville singer, songwriter for recording artists & movies, and music producer. 

ACOUSTIC GUITARS

L13E-DC • Basic Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Dreadnought Cutaway
Top
Sitka Spruce
Back / Side
Kauri Pine
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
Laurel Wood
Nut
PPS
Body Binding
ABS
Soundhole Inlay
Decal
Body Finish
Vintage Gradient Brown Gloss
Tuners
Chrome
Strings
Coated Phosphor Bronze

L21-DC • Basic Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Dreadnought Cutaway
Top
Sitka Spruce
Back / Side
Mahogany
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
Rosewood
Nut
PPS
Body Binding
ABS
Soundhole Inlay
Decal
Body Finish
Natural Matte
Tuners
Chrome
Strings
Coated Phosphor Bronze

L20E-JC • Basic Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Jumbo Cutaway
Top
Sitka Spruce
Back / Side
Sapele
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
Laurel Wood
Nut
PPS
Body Binding
ABS
Soundhole Inlay
Decal
Body Finish
Natural Matte
Tuners
Chrome
Strings
Coated Phosphor Bronze

S35-GC • Solid Top Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Grand Auditorium Cutaway
Top
Solid Sitka Spruce
Back / Side
Mahogany
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
HPL
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
ABS
Soundhole Inlay
Decal
Body Finish
Natural Matte
Tuners
Chrome
Strings
Coated Phosphor Bronze

S36-JC • Solid Top Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Jumbo Cutaway
Top
Solid Sitka Spruce
Back / Side
Mahogany
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
HPL
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
ABS
Soundhole Inlay
Decal
Body Finish
Natural Gloss
Tuners
Chrome
Strings
Coated Phosphor Bronze

S50E-DC • Solid Top Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Dreadnought Cutaway
Top
Solid Sitka Spruce
Back / Side
Mahogany
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
Laurel Wood
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
ABS
Soundhole Inlay
Decal
Body Finish
Gradient Cherry Gloss
Tuners
Chrome
Strings
Nano Coated Phosphor Bronze

S60-G36 • Solid Top Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
36″ / 596mm
Body Shape
Grand Auditorium
Top
Solid Sitka Spruce
Back / Side
Mahogany
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
HPL
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
Wood Binding
Soundhole Inlay
Wood, Abalone Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Gloss
Tuners
Chrome
Strings
Nano Coated Phosphor Bronze

S61-GC • Solid Top Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Grand Auditorium Cutaway
Top
Solid European Spruce
Back / Side
Mahogany
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
HPL
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
Wood Binding
Soundhole Inlay
Wood, Mother Pearl Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Gloss
Tuners
Chrome
Strings
Nano Coated Phosphor Bronze

S80-DC • Solid Top Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Dreadnought Cutaway
Top
Solid European Spruce
Back / Side
Rosewood
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
HPL
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
Wood Binding
Soundhole Inlay
Wood, Mother Pearl Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Gloss
Tuners
Chrome
Strings
D’Addario Phosphor Bronze EXP16

S1CO-JCB • Solid Top Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Jumbo Cutaway
Top
Solid European Spruce
Back / Side
Cocobolo
Neck
Mahogany
Fingerboard / Bridge
HPL
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
Wood Binding
Soundhole Inlay
Wood, Mother Pearl Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Gloss
Tuners
Brass
Strings
D’Addario Phosphor Bronze EXP16

S1GY-J • Solid Top Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Jumbo
Top
Solid European Spruce
Back / Side
Ovangkol
Neck
Mahogany
Fingerboard / Bridge
HPL
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
Wood Binding
Soundhole Inlay
Wood, Abalone Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Gloss
Tuners
Brass
Strings
D’Addario Phosphor Bronze EXP16

A650-JCB • All Solid Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Jumbo Cutaway
Top
Selected Solid European Spruce
Back / Side
Solid African Mahogany
Neck
Mahogany
Fingerboard / Bridge
HPL
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
Wood, Abalone Binding
Soundhole Inlay
Wood, Abalone Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Gloss
Tuners
Premium Brass
Strings
D’Addario Phosphor Bronze EXP16

A800-D • All Solid Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Dreadnought
Top
Selected Solid European Spruce
Back / Side
Solid Indian Rosewood
Neck
Mahogany
Fingerboard / Bridge
HPL
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
Wood Binding
Soundhole Inlay
Wood, Mother Pearl Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Gloss
Tuners
Premium Brass
Strings
D’Addario Phosphor Bronze EXP16

A900-JCB • All Solid Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Jumbo Cutaway
Top
Selected Solid European Spruce
Back / Side
Solid Cocobolo
Neck
Mahogany
Fingerboard / Bridge
HPL
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
Wood Binding
Soundhole Inlay
Wood, Mother Pearl Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Gloss
Tuners
Premium Brass
Strings
D’Addario Phosphor Bronze EXP16

A900-GCB • All Solid Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Grand Auditorium Cutaway
Top
Selected Solid European Spruce
Back / Side
Solid Cocobolo
Neck
Mahogany
Fingerboard / Bridge
HPL
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
Wood Binding
Soundhole Inlay
Wood, Mother Pearl Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Gloss
Tuners
Premium Brass
Strings
D’Addario Phosphor Bronze EXP16

HA8000-GCB • Handcrafted All Solid Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
41″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Grand Auditorium Cutaway
Top
Selected Air-Dried Solid Sitka Spruce
Back / Side
Selected Air-Dried Solid Rosewood
Neck
Mahogany
Fingerboard / Bridge
Ebony
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
Wood Binding
Soundhole Inlay
Wood, Abalone Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Gloss
Tuners
Premium Brass
Strings
D’Addario Phosphor Bronze EXP16

CLASSICAL GUITARS

CL20E • Basic Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
39″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Spain
Top
Sitka Spruce
Back / Side
Sapele
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
Laurel Wood
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
ABS
Soundhole Inlay
Decal
Body Finish
Natural Matte
Tuners
Brass
Strings
Nylon Strings

CL20E 3/4 • Basic Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
39″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Spain
Top
Sitka Spruce
Back / Side
Sapele
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
Laurel Wood
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
ABS
Soundhole Inlay
Decal
Body Finish
Natural Matte
Tuners
Brass
Strings
Nylon Strings

CL20E 1/2 • Basic Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
34″ / 560mm
Body Shape
Spain
Top
Sitka Spruce
Back / Side
Sapele
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
Laurel Wood
Nut
Bone
ABS
Soundhole Inlay
Decal
Body Finish
Natural Matte
Tuners
Brass
Strings
Nylon Strings

CS60E • Solid Top Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
39″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Spain
Top
Solid Red Cedar
Back / Side
Mahogany
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
Laurel Wood
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
Wood Binding
Soundhole Inlay
Wood Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Gloss
Tuners
Brass
Strings
Savarez Nylon Winding String 500CJ

CS80 • Solid Top Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
39″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Spain
Top
Solid Red Cedar
Back / Side
Rosewood
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
Rosewood
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
Wood Binding
Soundhole Inlay
Wood Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Gloss
Tuners
Brass
Strings
Savarez Nylon Winding String 500CJ

HC8500 • Handcrafted All Solid Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
39″ / 650mm
Body Shape
Spain
Top
Selected Air-dried Solid European Spruce
Back / Side
Selected Air-dried Solid Rosewood
Neck
Mahogany
Fingerboard / Bridge
Ebony / Rosewood
Nut
Bone
Body Binding
Wood Binding
Soundhole Inlay
Wood, Mother Pearl Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Gloss
Tuners
Premium Brass
Strings
Savarez Fluorocarbon Winding String 500AJ

GST10-IV

Detail
Specification
Body
Basswood
Neck
Maple
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Pickup
3×Single Coil
Scale Length
648mm
Fret
2.4mm, Paktong
Switching
5-Position
Controls
1×Volume, 2×Tone
Tremolo Arm
One-way
Strings
.010″-.046″
Finish
Ivory Gloss

GS10-TBS

Detail
Specification
Body
Basswood
Neck
Maple
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Pickup
Humbucker+Single Coil+Humbucker
Scale Length
648mm
Fret
2.4mm, Paktong
Switching
5-Position
Controls
1×Volume, 1×Tone
Tremolo Arm
One-way
Strings
.010″-.046″
Finish
Transparent Bule Sunburst Gloss

GS10-TBK

Detail
Specification
Body
Basswood
Neck
Maple
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Pickup
Humbucker+Single Coil+Humbucker
Scale Length
648mm
Fret
2.4mm, Paktong
Switching
5-Position
Controls
1×Volume, 1×Tone
Tremolo Arm
One-way
Strings
.010″-.046″
Finish
Transparent Black Sunburst Gloss

GTL60-N

Detail
Specification
Body
Ash, Birdseye Maple Veneer
Neck
Maple+HPL
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Pickup
2×Humbucker, Mings
Scale Length
648mm
Fret
2.6mm, Premium Paktong
Switching
3-Position
Controls
1×Volume, 1×Tone
Tremolo Arm
One-way
Strings
D’Addario EXP110
Finish
Natural Matt

GTL20-N

Detail
Specification
Body
Okoume, Ziricote Veneer
Neck
Maple+HPL
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Pickup
2×Humbucker, Mings
Scale Length
648mm
Fret
2.6mm, Premium Paktong
Switching
3-Position
Controls
1×Volume, 1×Tone
Tremolo Arm
One-way
Strings
D’Addario EXP110
Finish
Natural Gloss

GLP20-PRS

Detail
Specification
Body
Okoume, Flame Maple Veneer
Neck
Mahogany
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Pickup
2×Humbucker
Scale Length
628mm
Fret
2.6mm, Premium Paktong
Switching
3-Position
Controls
2×Volume, 2×Tone
Strings
D’Addario EXP110
Finish
Plasma Red Sunburst Gloss

GLP21-BD

Detail
Specification
Body
Okoume, Quilted Maple Veneer
Neck
Mahogany
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Pickup
2×Humbucker
Scale Length
628mm
Fret
2.6mm, Premium Paktong
Switching
3-Position
Controls
2×Volume, 2×Tone
Strings
D’Addario EXP110
Finish
Fantasy Sunburst Bule Gloss

HGLP30

Detail
Specification
Body
Mahogany, Flame Maple Solid
Neck
Mahogany
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Pickup
2×Humbucker, Wilkinson
Scale Length
628mm
Fret
2.6mm, Premium Paktong
Switching
3-Position
Controls
2×Volume, 2×Tone
Strings
D’Addario EXP110
Finish
Ocean Blue Sunburst Gloss

BASS GUITARS

BPJ60-N

Detail
Specification
Body
Ash
Neck
Maple+HPL
Fingerboard
Maple
Pickup
1×Split-Coil 1×Single-Coil, Mings
Scale Length
864mm
Fret
2.9mm, Premiun Paktong
Controls
2×Volume 2×Tone
Strings
D’Addario XL165
Finish
Natural Gloss

BP10-MS

Detail
Specification
Body
Basswood
Neck
Maple
Fingerboard
HPL
Pickup
1×Split-Coil
Scale Length
864mm
Fret
2.9mm, Paktong
Controls
1×Volume 1×Tone
Strings
045-105
Finish
Mercury Sunburst Gloss

BPJ60-PRS

Detail
Specification
Body
Ash
Neck
Maple+HPL
Fingerboard
Maple
Pickup
1×Split-Coil 1×Single-Coil, Mings
Scale Length
864mm
Fret
2.9mm, Premiun Paktong
Controls
2×Volume 2×Tone
Strings
D’Addario XL165
Finish
Plasma Red Sunburst Gloss

B21-SBS

Detail
Specification
Body
Okoume
Neck
Maple+Mahogany
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Pickup
2×Active Humbucker, Mings
Scale Length
864mm
Fret
2.9mm, Premiun Paktong
Controls
1×Volume 1×Balancer 3×Tone
Switching
2-Position
Strings
D’Addario XL165
Finish
Jasper Sunburst Blue Matt

B215-SBK

Detail
Specification
Body
Okoume
Neck
Maple+Mahogany
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Pickup
2×Active Humbucker, Mings
Scale Length
864mm
Fret
2.9mm, Premiun Paktong
Controls
1×Volume 1×Balancer 3×Tone
Switching
2-Position
Strings
D’Addario XL165
Finish
Translucent Black Matt
Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
21″ / 345mm
Body Shape
Soprano
Top
Mahogany
Back / Side
Mahogany
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
Laurel Wood
Nut
PPS
Soundhole Inlay
Laser Engraving
Body Finish
Natural Matte
Tuners
Chrome
Strings
Italy Aquila

UL20E-C • Basic Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
23″ / 380mm
Body Shape
Concert
Top
Mahogany
Back / Side
Mahogany
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
Laurel Wood
Nut
PPS
Soundhole Inlay
Laser Engraving
Body Finish
Natural Matte
Tuners
Chrome
Strings
Italy Aquila

UL21E-T • Basic Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
23″ / 430mm
Body Shape
Tenor
Top
Mahogany
Back / Side
Mahogany
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
Laurel Wood
Nut
PPS
Body Binding
ABS
Soundhole Inlay
Laser Engraving
Body Finish
Natural Matte
Tuners
Chrome
Strings
Italy Aquila

US30E-C • Solid Top Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
23″ / 380mm
Body Shape
Concert
Top
Solid Sitka Spruce
Back / Side
Mahogany
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
Laurel Wood
Nut
PPS
Soundhole Inlay
Mother Pearl Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Matte
Tuners
Chrome
Strings
Italy Aquila

US30E-T • Solid Top Series

Detail
Specification
Size / Scale Length
26″ / 430mm
Body Shape
Tenor
Top
Solid Sitka Spruce
Back / Side
Mahogany
Neck
Okoume
Fingerboard / Bridge
Laurel Wood
Nut
PPS
Soundhole Inlay
Mother Pearl Inlay
Body Finish
Natural Matte
Tuners
Chrome
Strings
Italy Aquila

Photo credits: Debra Sheridan/intheRAWphotography – all images of Keith Burns and Russ Roberts.