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The Instrument Lending Library

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As one of our more unique amenities, The Instrument Lending Library at The Elizabeth is the crown jewel of the hotel, offering guests the opportunity to play some of the finest instruments on the market. Although primarily stocked with stringed instruments, our library also includes keyboards, amps, and a host of accessories, such as in-ear amplifiers, headphones, tuners, and straps.

Each instrument features a travelling case and instructions for instrument care and general use. Guests can bring checked out instruments to their room, and return them upon checkout. The library will be refreshed on an on-going basis to keep the inventory interesting and fun.

Our current selection includes:

Martin 000-28EC (1999)
Eric Clapton’s guitar of choice for his iconic MTV Unplugged performance. Courtesy of the Fort Collins Guitar Lending Library.

Taylor 814ce (2012)
Grand Auditorium style with a Venetian cutaway, this high-end Taylor is a favorite of stage performers. Great for finger picking or strumming. Courtesy of the Fort Collins Guitar Lending Library.

L’arrivee OM-09 (1994)
Orchestra Model—one of the higher-end guitars in the Larrivee line. Fun to play in any style and at any skill level. Courtesy of the Fort Collins Guitar Lending Library.

Avian Songbird
Designed by Fort Collins based luthier, Michael Bashkin. Versatile, medium-size for fingerstyle or flatpicking. Courtesy of the Fort Collins Guitar Lending Library.

Avian Songbird: Mahogany (with pickup)
Designed by Fort Collins based luthier, Michael Bashkin. Versatile, medium-size for fingerstyle or flatpicking. Courtesy of the Fort Collins Guitar Lending Library.

Avian Skylark
Harry Fleishman’s offset soundhole design combines both traditional and modern features to create a unique, fun to play guitar. Courtesy of the Fort Collins Guitar Lending Library.

Running Dog Triple 0
Handcrafted one-of-a-kind guitar from Rick Davis of Running Dog Guitars in Vermont. This great coffee themed triple O size will “perk” up the finest players.

Gretsch G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet guitar
Features mirror Harrison's original 1957 Gretsch Duo Jet, which he purchased secondhand in the early 1960s.

Fender Professional Precision (P) Bass
Antique Olive, '63 P Bass neck contour, V-Mod single-coil pickup for vintage and modern sounds with great sustain and articulation.

2008 Heartland Top-Tension Banjo 
Replica of a 1937 Gibson Style-12 top-tension banjo. Made by Nashville-based, Robin Smith, one of the preeminent banjo makers and experts on pre-war banjos.

Collings MF-GT Mandolin – Austin, Texas
Top-of-the-line F-style mandolin—a bluegrass player’s dream. Crisp, clear tone, perfect for bluegrass and folk.

Kala Ebony Tenor Ukulele
Easy-playing tenor ukulele with premium exotic streaked ebony body. Onboard electronics with EQ for amplification and a built-in tuner.

Kala Ziricote Concert Ukulele
Beautiful streaked Ziricote wood from South America with a high-gloss finish. Full, clear, articulate sound.

Fender American Vintage ’52 Telecaster – re-issued
Replica of the famous 1952 Telecaster, this solid-body instrument has a great tone, and a vintage twang. Vintage ’52 single-coil pickups for that classic Tele sound.

Yahama Piaggero P-32B
76-note keyboard provides great tone in a lightweight, compact digital piano. Advanced Wave Memory Stereo Sampling and Graded Soft Touch action.