REVIEW: Craven Songbird Tenor Guitar

Purchased October, 2023 from the Craven Tenor Guitars website.


  • Mahogany body
  • Sitka Spruce Top
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 23″ scale length
  • Espresso Black Satin Finish
  • Craven XLR8 by Cherub
  • Baritone neck (wider at nut)
  • Tuned GDAD


  • Sounds great (acoustically and plugged in)
  • Plays great
  • Looks great
  • Includes excellent hard case
  • Outstanding built-in tone shaping – volume, EQ, notch, brilliance, phase, tuner, mute


  • Neck too deep
  • Bridge string spacing too close
  • Not enough low end
More than Just a Dram (Robin Laing)
Sailing to Philadelphia (Mark Knopfler)

4.5 out of 5 stars!

Author: Wolf Loescher

Wolf Loescher is a singer / storyteller based in Longmont, Colorado. He sings songs and tells stories from the Old World and the New, accompanying himself on his custom 8-string Irish bouzouki, tenor guitar, and foot percussion.