Monday, June 29, 2009

B-2c Carpathian spruce / cocobolo












Top: Carpathian spruce
Back & sides: cocobolo
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Fingerboard, bridge, bridge pins and end pin: ebony
Headplate, backplate & butt wedge: cocobolo
Bindings: curly maple
Tuning machines: Gold Gotoh open gear tuners w/ebony buttons
Finish: oil varnish
Scale length: 25" (635mm)
Nut width: 1 13/16"
Bridge string spacing: 2 5/16"
Particularities: fully adjustable neck (Stauffer/Turner), laterally arched (5' radius) top & back, 24 fret beveled fingerboard, hot hide glue construction.

A-3 Carpathian spruce / Macassar ebony










Top: Carpathian spruce
Back & sides: Macassar ebony
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Fingerboard: ebony
Bridge, bindings, headplate, backplate & butt wedge: ziricote
Bridge pins: Buffalo horn w/ pearl dots
Tuning machines: Gold Hipshot open-gear
Finish: oil varnish
Scale length: 25" (635mm)
Nut width: 1 3/4"
Bridge string spacing: 2 5/16"
Particularities: double sides, 4-piece back, tortoise celluloid pickguard.

B-4 Carpathian spruce / Honduran rosewood










Top: Carpathian spruce
Back & sides, backplate: Honduran rosewood
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Fingerboard: ebony
Headplate and bridge: Brazilian rosewood
Heel cap and wedge: ebony
Bridge and end pins: ebony w/abalone dots
Tuning machines: Antique gold Gotoh open-gear w/ ebony buttons
Finish: oil varnish
Scale length: 25.59" (650mm)
Nut width: 1 13/16"
Bridge string spacing: 2 3/8"
Particularities: hot hide glue construction.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

B-2 Carpathian spruce / Honduran rosewood










Top: Carpathian spruce
Back & sides, backplate and bridge: Honduran rosewood
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Fingerboard: ebony
Headplate, heel cap and butt wedge: Brazilian rosewood
Bindings: Indian rosewood
Bridge pins: ebony
Tuning machines: Gold Gotoh open-gear w/ ebony buttons
Finish: oil varnish
Scale length: 25" (635mm)
Nut width: 1 3/4"
Bridge string spacing: 2 1/4"
Particularities: hot hide glue construction.

A-2c German spruce / cocobolo











Top: German spruce
Back & sides: cocobolo
Neck: Honduran mahogany
Fingerboard & bridge: ebony
Headplate, backplate & heel cap: cocobolo
Bindings & butt wedge: figured Indian rosewood
Bridge & strap pins: ebony w/ abalone dots
Tuning machines: Gotoh 510 w/ black buttons
Finish: oil varnish
Scale length: 25.59" (650mm)
Nut width: 1 25/32"
Bridge string spacing: 2 1/4"
Particularities: Hazelfichte (bearclaw figure) on top plates, double sides, mitred purflings, hot hide glue construction.

Monday, January 05, 2009

A-1 German spruce / ziricote










Top: German spruce
Back & sides: Ziricote
Neck: Cuban mahogany
Fingerboard & bridge: ebony
Headplate: Brazilian rosewood
Binding, butt wedge & heel cap: cocobolo
Bridge & end pins: ebony w/abalone dots
Tuning machines: Antique gold Gotoh open-gear w/ebony buttons
Finish: oil varnish
Scale length: 25.6" (650mm)
Nut width: 1 3/4"
Bridge string spacing: 2 1/4"
Particularities: double sides, Hazelfichte figure on top plates (bearclaw), flitch-matched back & sides, tortoise celluloid nitrate pickguard.

Sound samples (PB light strings, 2 x small cardioid mics, no compression, no EQ):

CGDGCD 1
CGDGCD 2
EADGBE

Red Spruce / Koa D-1c

25" scale 1 3/4" nut width 2 5/16&q...