Thursday, December 30, 2010


A Carpathian spruce / Pau rosa D-5 in construction:

A German spruce / Macassar ebony D-3 in construction:

And both in different varnishing stages. Binding on the D-5 is Angélique, the D-3 has bloodwood:

And I included this shot because I rarely have as many instruments in process in the shop. From left to right: Carpathian / Pau-rosa D-5, German / Macassar ebony D-3, red spruce / sapele A-3 and a German spruce / Honduran Mahogany concert uke.

B-3can All Port Orford cedar

25" (635mm) scale
1 25/32" nut width
2 1/4" bridge string spacing

Port Orford cedar top, back & sides and neck (laminated)
Black walnut cutaway, fretboard, headplate, backplate & bindings
Gold Hipshot open back tuners
Oil varnish finish

Double sides (POC inside), fully adjustable neck, POC from Les Stansell.

Currently with Terence Tan at Good Acoustics

"The Essential" A-2 Western red cedar / Black walnut

25.6" (650mm) scale
1 13/16" nut width
2 3/8" bridge string spacing

Western red cedar top
Black walnut back & sides and backplate
European cherry neck (laminated & stained)
Macassar ebony fretboard
Honduran rosewood bridge
Madagascar rosewood headplate and end wedge
Tortoise celluloid bindings
Ebony bridge & end pins
Chrome Hipshot open back tuners
Oil varnish varnish

Double sides (WRC inside), sideport.

This guitar is in the capable hands of Dennis Czech at Good Acoustics.

Firemist Silver Honeycaster HCDC "Hybrid"

  White limba body Birdseye maple neck EIR fretboard Ron Ellis Custom set EVO 47104 fretwire 7lbs