This is an absolutely gorgeous piece of work by Kevin Ryan, with my signature added to the top, and my Rude Girl logo in the neck. I used it for years on tour and on albums, but I own three Ryans, so I'm letting this one go with the help of my friends Walter and Christie Carter of Carter Vintage Guitars. One of the last parlor guitars personally signed by Kevin, collector's item.
Let me just add that this is one of the smoothest - playing necks I've ever worked with!
This is a deceptively powerful guitar with clear, ringing tone; Adirondack spruce top and Brazilian rosewood sides and back. Janis used this guitar for the writing and recording of many songs on her Folk Is the New Black CD. It's prominently featured on the cut "Jackie Skates." In a Calton case, with LR Baggs under-saddle pickup as well. Set-up is for XL to light-gauge at this point; custom inlay with Janis' "Rude Girl" logo. Signed by Kevin Ryan himself!
For purchase information and photos, please visit the Janis Ian page at Carter Vintage Guitars and remember - half of this money (including half of Carter Vintage's percentage, which they are donating!) goes to the Pearl Foundation.
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Photos of Janis Ian by Paul Natkin.