I built this tenor with the melodic players of traditional Irish tunes in mind. It is tuned like a violin, but an octave lower, and uses heavier strings to make flatpicking easier. This small guitar has well-defined bass and sounds pretty cool with wide-open chords as a backup or accompaniment instrument, too. A friend of mine thinks it would be a nice alternative to the typical bouzouki sound for Irish music.

Amber’s parents came up with the perfect name for this lightly shaded, barely-a-sunburst finish: the tea-burst.

The body is finished with a French polish and water-borne varnish sandwich, and the neck is sugar maple with an oil finish. The sugar maple and Adirondack spruce top were supplied by Old Standard in Callaway County.

Serial Number11
CompletedAugust 2012
TopAdirondack spruce
Sides & BackSugar maple
Binding & Accent WoodHonduran rosewood
Scale Length22.875″
Nut Width1.25″

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