|When my friend Maro
Buenostro has wood in the back of his pick up, I always like to have a
look. Even though it's just a stack of lumber intended to to trim out
someone's den. This particular stack last year was a pile of 1 x 6's
intended for exactly that, but I noticed a nicely quartered piece in
the pile, and it appeared to be somewhat flamed as well. The wood
was one of the many from Brazil that don't have a known or memorable
name in "American", but seemed like some kind of Mahogany except for
weight and lack of open pores. So nice guy that he is, Maro left the 1
x 6 as a gift and it went into my stash. . . but not for long as I am
always curious to see what kind of guitar lurks inside such a find.
This guitar is one of the several I make each year just 'cuz, and it sounds and plays as well as anything I make. The sound is hard to fault, having a tone on the Rosewood side of Mahogany, though not quite like either; very successful.
The thing about my spec guitars is that you can get it this week, unlike the one you might order which currently won't get to you for a couple of years. This is essentially a long scale (25.4") Martinesque "0" with my headstock and neck shape, 1 3/4"+ nut and 2 1/4" bridgepin spacing. The top is Carpathian Spruce, the binding is Snakewood and it features highly flamed and perectly quartered maple purfling. I include a fitted Calton flightcase with most guitars purchased directly from me, and there is one with this guitar.
There is a truss rod cover. . . now.