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Avalon L8-500 Spruce/Macassar Ebony #062212 - Used  From Other

A unique piece from a very unique Irish builder!


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Wow!  This is the first Avalon we've had the pleasure of having on our shelves but we certainly hope this won't be the last.  A complex, cavernous voice makes this Alpine/Ebony titan extraordinarily well-suited to trad Irish styles of playing both in the solo and group contexts as well as just a fantastic muse for anyone interested in diving deep into the world of alternate tunings.  Stunning!

Condition: Used, Excellent


Conditon: Used, Excellent (a few minor finish cracks, pictured)

Avalon L8 500 Spruce/Macassar Ebony #062212-Used—Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure guitar specialist Barrett Brooks tests out our very first Avalon L8 500 Spruce/Macassar Ebony, from Ireland.

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The peak of our luthiers art, with subtle blends and uncompromising quality, fashioned from fine noble tonewoods

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Model: L8-500

Year: 2017

Serial: 62212

Collection: Ard Rí

Shape: Jumbo Non-Cutaway

Soundboard: Alpine Spruce

Back & Sides: Macassar Ebony

Bracing: Avalon 'AXE' Pattern

Bindings: Sycamore

Purflings: Rosewood & Sycamore

Rosette: MOP with Rosewood & Sycamore

End Pin Wedge: Ebony & Sycamore

Neck: Mahogany with Sycamore Centre Laminate

Fingerboard: Ebony & Sycamore

Nut & Saddle: Ox Bone

Truss Rod: B-Flex

Fingerboard Binding: Rosewood & Sycamore

Fretboard Side Dot Markers: Mother of Pearl

Bridge: Ebony

Bridge Pins: Ebony with MOP Dots

Machineheads: Gotoh SG381 with Black Buttons

No. of Frets: 20

Headstock Facing: Madagascar Rosewood

Headstock Facing Underlay: Sycamore

Fingerboard Inlay: N/A

Heel Cap: Ebony

Logo: MOP - Avalon Celtic Style

Finish: Nitrocellulose Satin

Case: Hiscox Prolite