Built in their Abita Spring Guitar Company workshop in Louisiana, almost all Manuel & Patterson guitars made are custom orders and are pre sold. So this is a rare chance to buy one of their guitars without going on a 2 year waiting list. This example is an Old Time Special 12 fret 000. It features a Sitka Spruce top with scalloped Adirondack braces, solid Honduran Mahogany back and sides, a one piece Mahogany neck, with Ebony fingerboard. The Madagascar Rosewood headstock has a beautiful torch vine inlay. The guitar has a killer tone, very powerful, articulate and well-balanced. It’s in excellent condition, plays like a dream, and comes in it’s original Hiscox flight case.