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.

# 203 "The 28" red spruce / Brazilian RW