Berumen Guitars Buckeye Burl Top with Indian Rosewood Neck


This Berumen FlatTop has a one-piece Korina body with a Buckeye Burl top, solid Indian Rosewood neck, Ebony fretboard, bound Ebony veneered headstock, chrome hardware, and handcut Aluminum control covers. Pickups are Wolfetone Legends.

Buckeye Burl

Buckeye Burl (Aesculus californica) is an unusual species. Colors range from blue-black to golden whites with a nice mixture in between. Buckeye is a very difficult and expensive wood to mill. Some of the obstacles faced when milling are rocks, sand, dirt, bullets, and rattle snakes. Yes, rattle snakes inside the voids in the burl! The Base of the tree (root wad) that is underground produces 90% or more of the burl. The burls can range from 50 pounds up to several thousand in their natural state. When converting a burl into usable wood there is usually between 60-75% waste. Buckeye is processed all the way down to half pen blanks to yield everything possible. When the wood dries it loses almost all of its weight. A block that weighed 7 pounds wet only weighs a little over a pound when it dried. Buckeye will commonly have bark incursions, live edges, and voids in burl eyes. The amazing patterns & colors of this wood make it very popular.


  • Model: FlatTop
  • Body: One-Piece Korina
  • Top: Buckeye Burl Maple
  • Neck: Indian Rosewood
  • Binding: Black
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16″ Bone Nut
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Inlays: None
  • Scale: 25″
  • Radius: 12″
  • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Bridge: Tone Pros Adjustable Wraparound
  • Tuners: Gotoh Mini
  • Pickups: Wolfetone Legend Pickups/Polished Nickel Covers
  • Controls: Master Volume, Coil Cut for Neck, Master Tone
  • Electronics: Electrosocket Jack, Bourns Potentiometers
  • Covers: Handcut Aluminum Covers
  • Finish: Hand Applied Oil/Varnish Finish
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Other: Ebony Headstock Veneer, Schaller Straplocks
  • Case: Hardshell
  • Extras: Levy’s Leather Strap w/Straplocks, 3-pack D’Addario Strings & COA

$2895.00 + shipping