This is a wonderfully balanced guitar with great string and note separation. The palo escrito sides and back glow under the French polished finish. In addition, I’ve added a sound port for the player, solving one of my biggest complaints with rosewood guitars: the player can’t gauge the guitar’s sound accurately, especially in loud or large rooms. You’ll know what you’re doing right (and occasionally wrong, maybe) with this guitar. \
This is a huge-sounding guitar with a very forward, focused sound. The maple reinforces the trebles, producing the thick mids and trebles that work beautifully for melodic flat- or finger-picking. In addition, I’ve added a sound port for the player which provides a high-resolution picture of what your playing sounds like. (I can’t wait to try out the sound port in a loud, PA-monitor-less dance situation. Maybe I’ll finally be able to tune!)
Measuring 15″ across the lower bout, this guitar is the largest guitar I’ve built to date, and it sounds even bigger than it is. It features a narrower nut (1-11/16″) and correspondingly narrower string spacing at the saddle (2-1/8″). I finished it with a French polish/varnish/French polish sandwich, and the cherry looks incredible. The Adirondack spruce and cherry for this instrument came from Old Standard in Callaway County, Missouri.
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