Small Jumbo guitar is built of European spruce and Honduras mahogany,
all of which was cut from the same plank. It has an ebony fingerboard,
and trim of curly maple, and morado. The braid soundhole inlay consists
of primarily of cherry, maple, euonymus, and walnut woods, and the
inner and outer shell bands are paua abalone.
The finish is a tough, highly polished, but very thin
oil-resin varnish. No stain or filler was used on the wood to give a
‘natural’ look and show off the fine stripe figure of the mahogany and
the curly maple of the trim. There is a large, but thin, clear Mylar
it does not have an installed pickup the tailblock is already drilled
for a ’strap jack’. It is currently fitted with an ebony strap pin.
exceptional quality spruce top, my own ‘double-X’ pattern bracing, and
careful ‘tuning’, give this instrument a clear, but warm timbre. It was
designed with jazz and fingerstyle players in mind, and has a very even
tone, with good balance, all the way up the neck.
the workmanship and finish are very good, this guitar has been to a few
shows, and has some small finish marks. It is ’recession priced’ at
$3200, and comes with a well fitted TKL hardshell case.