“I love the versatility of the tones! I mean it is the smoothest, richest acoustic bass I have EVER experienced (heard/seen/played)! I can do session work with a ‘singer/songwriter’, work on our album in the studio and on tour right after and never have to worry about the reliability/playability and tonality! I even put it to work on large stage festival shows and it really enhances the dynamic of the show. All other bass players on the road love playing the Boulder Creek!”
— Chris Shepard – Trailer Choir
I wanted to let you know that I’ve been doing some demos for Stevie Nicks’ new album and I’ve been using the Boulder Creeks. I have to tell you man they sound AMAZING!! No mics, just straight in to a simple mic pre DI. Roy was absolutely floored! He didn’t believe for a second that it wasn’t a big ole’ tube mic in front of the guitar. Those preamps in the guitar are putting out a really, really good tone! I too was well surprised at how non-sterile sounding they were and they articulate to the max!! The Preamp picked up every nuance of the playing!! Very nice! I’ve been using the gut string and the slim line OM Solitaire exclusively mate, no Taylors! They basically didn’t sound as good. So there we have it, I wanted you to know that I don’t get too chatty about much, but this really was an eye opener and wanted to send you guys Kudos. All the best and thanks again for putting those guitars in my hands. It’s been a pleasure!
—Neale Heywood, With Fleetwood Mac
I am very excited to be writing this letter as one of your newest artists. I consider this to be the beginning of a new era in my playing as well as my general musical creativity. Here’s why. Since becoming a professional artist some ten years ago, I have searched for an instrument line that would really speak to me and unlock even more of my natural passion to play and perform. I’ve played a lot of great individual instruments in my search, but until now, hadn’t found that “something” I’ve been looking for that really grabbed me and made me feel like “this is it!”
It wasn’t until one of my friends who owns a music store casually asked me to pick up the new Boulder Creek he had just got in, that I immediately felt the impact of what you’ve built into these guitars. I became quite lost in the moment and kept coming back for more! I found myself returning to the store 4 times to play it again and verify everything I have read about them on your website.
I see clearly why so many other pro’s and casual players are flocking to them. They absolutely sing! They’ve got warmth with vibrance in every register. Their sustain and clarity is just excellent thanks to the SBS bracing. They have excellent acoustic sounding electronics! One great feature after another!
In short, I’m just absolutely thrilled that I’ll be taking my own new Boulder Creeks with me to major stages across the country and abroad. As an artist, my guitars often become my closest companions. They help me tell my stories, form my melodies and help create the magic for an audience that defines who I am and what I’m about. Boulder Creek Guitars have done that for me and that is something I have wanted to say about a guitar for a long time.
“What I first noticed about my guitar was that It had a bright beautiful tone that really cuts through the other instruments around it. Acoustic guitars can get lost in the mix when you have a big band around you. Not this guitar! It has plenty of power to cut through bass and electric guitars! When I got the guitar home I couldn’t wait to record something because I had a feeling that this guitar would sound really nice on Pro Tools. Well, my feeling was right! No more trying to EQ my acoustic to try and get that crystal clear studio sound. With this guitar it’s as simple as put a mic in front of it and hit record! I am very pleased and this guitar will be my tool of choice from now on!! Thanks Boulder Creek Guitars!!”
— Eric Durrance
“I love this guitar!!! The tone is soooo even and the SUSTAIN!!!!!!! The rest of the guitars will go back in the crate at the end of the night. This guitar stays with me wherever I go!!
— Chris Rodriguez, with Faith Hill
“I believe in Boulder Creek Guitars! I love the way they sound and perform! I don’t want to play anything else!!”
— Trey Hill, with Kellie Pickler
“Best off the rack guitar I’ve ever owned, and I have several. Players that use their thumb for 6th string major chords know that string of F Major can tend to go sharp. I’ve got three Boulder Creek guitars and don’t have that problem with any of them. For songwriting, which is my main event, I love the blowback feature of the side sound hole!
— Jimmy Joe Lee, Multiple Gold Record Producer/ Songwriter
“I love your guys’ freaking guitars, the tone from the wood is very true and compared to some of the more expensive guitars I own, Boulder Creek held its ground firmly with outstanding, rich tone and innovative, quality craftsmanship. I am happy to be a part of the Boulder Creek family.”
— Mike Scott, With Justin Timberlake
“I absolutely LOVE my new Solitaire! It does everything I ask and is no doubt capable of much more. From sweet country licks with The White Saddle Band, cuttin’ through the mix with my seven piece southern rock band, 8 Miles South, or more than holding it’s own with my pop/folk/rock duo. On The Air, I have quickly found that I can rely on my Solitaire to do the job. Thank you, Boulder Creek for producing a great guitar!”
— Rich Nelson
“I love my new 12 string guitar! I’ve been looking for an acoustic 12-string to play “Remember” live and I’ve never gotten close to the sound on the original recording, until now. This new Boulder Creek 12 string has the sound to make me forget everything else. Look for me to play the 12 string Boulder Creek Guitar at the Kihncert at the Shoreline this year, and all the other gigs this summer too. I can’t wait to hear what this thing sounds like through the massive Shoreline Amphitheater sound system with speakers as big as houses! It should sound huge! Check out their revolutionary Solitaire series of acoustic guitars at the website below. I’ll be playing one at the Shoreline. Boulder Creek Guitars sound incredible. Once you play one, you’ll want one. That’s no lie. See ya at the Kihncert!”
“Wow…is all I can say about the Solitaire I just bought!! I sat down and played an E minor chord, stood up and asked how much? I bought it on the spot. I am so interested in how this remarkable instrument will grow in numbers as the musicians discover the ease of play and beauty of tone. All the best to you and good fortunes too…Whew! Thank you!!”
— Wes Finlay
“As I mentioned to you on the phone, I own ten guitars including four Taylors. However, over the past few months I have found myself constantly picking up the Solitaire as my “first choice” to play. I find it extremely “playable” and have come to thoroughly enjoy the sound traveling back to me through the unique sound hole. It’s one of the very few guitars I have purchased without playing it first…while I was very concerned with that very unwise approach, I have been vindicated….a great guitar! Thanks.”
— Jim Fisher
“It seems like you guys were calling my name this week while we were up in Nashville wrapping up our latest project from Taylor Swift’s guys to Jason Aldean to my co-producer Johnny Garcia, your guitars were stalking me! LOL!!! With good reason, though. I love the way they play and I love the SBS and the way it allows the additional sustain. The tone is fantastic! I’ve been playing Godin, Tacoma and Gibson and I’m really blown away by your guitars. Thanks!”
— J.R. Castillo
“I have the ECR1-B and I can’t put it down! I sometimes play it through an amp and the people I’m playing for tell me to disconnect the amp so they can hear the pure sound. It’s breaking up my relationship with my girlfriend… I’d rather play with my guitar. One happy customer! Hey a marketing idea… if you want to get rid of your girlfriend and don’t know how buy a Boulder Creek Guitar. It will happen naturally.”
“From the moment I received my Acoustic guitar from Boulder Creek and took it out of the box, for one it was in a real well built case. The guitar itself is a beauty; it’s a ECRN4-NS model Cedar top and Rosewood sides and back, and a low sheen finish. One of the first things I noticed was the built in electronics and the built in tuner, which worked like a charm. After tuning the guitar, I gave it a trial run, which ended up being over an hour or so. She played and sounded beautiful. It’s a very loud and clear guitar with great tone. I couldn’t of made a better choice. It’s the Acoustic I’ve been looking for all my life. I love it. I’ll soon be putting it to work on a new recording. Thanks to everyone at Boulder Creek!”
— Rick Drago
“The sound of this Boulder Creek Solitaire is awesome! It is really adaptable for all purposes, compared to the other acoustics I’ve owned over the years. The dual outputs and the built-in tuner on the guitar are great features!! Thank you Boulder Creek for making such a reliable instrument.”
— Tony Pulizzi
“I’ve been playing the Solitaire exclusively at a number of showcases and recording sessions in LA and Hollywood. Needless to say, the guitar has generated A LOT of attention. The uniqueness and the quality of the Solitaire match my own style. Every showcase has followed with a series of questions as to where I got the guitar and how can they go about getting one as well. I’ve been a champion for your great guitar! It’s a really a pleasure to play.”
— Lucky Diaz
“The best thing about the Boulder Creek Acoustic – apart from the great playability and feel to the hands – is it’s incredible presence and resonance (plugged and unplugged). When plugged in, I love that I can run the balanced signal straight to the board and the usual acoustic dryness just isn’t there. I highly recommend these guitars!”
— Martin Lewis
“I’ve been playing Benjy’s Gaithers Boulder Creek Guitar for a few months now in our song writing appointments and I’m totally blown away. I have yet to hear it through a PA, but he says it sounds awesome plugged in. It’s such an innovative design and really ideal for both live performance because of the obvious reduced feedback issues and for writing because of the way the sound is projected right back at the player. I play keys, acoustic guitar and background vocals for a country artist named Julianne Hough (www.juliannehough.com) and I’ve been looking for a new acoustic to take out on the road. I was using a Taylor, but it was stolen, and I have been dragging my feet on replacing it with another Taylor. I’ve been looking for some middle ground between what I love about the feel of a Taylor and what I love about the sound of Martin, which is exactly how I would describe the Boulder Creek guitar. It plays so easily and evenly, but the sound has a fullness and richness that my last couple of Taylors have lacked.”