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This dreadnought features a nicely figured Bearclaw Adirondack Spruce top with Walnut sides and back. The neck is mahogany with ebony head plates front and back. It has forward shifted torrified spruce bracing that is nicely scalloped. The fingerboard and bridge are ebony, and it has EVO Gold Frets. The Tuners are made by Waverly with Ebony buttons that match the bridge pins and strap button. The bindings are ivoriod.
Finally, it’s finished with French polished shellac. Though not a finish traditionally found on steel string guitars, it is a finish that classical guitarists value for its aesthetic and tonal qualities. It is extremely thin, so that it doesn’t restrict the resonance of the guitar, and will not check or crack like lacquer. It is not quite as durable as a traditional lacquer finish, it is, however, easily repaired as the new finish will bond with the old. I also value its natural ingredients because I can apply the shellac without ruining my health.
Please feel free to contact me with more specific questions.
Video of this guitar in action can be found under the galleries section. Scroll down for a video overview of this guitar, as well as a video with clear audio.
This is a 14-fret dreadnought with Indian Rosewood back and sides and a sitka spruce top. It is finished in a beautiful sunburst nitrocellulous lacquer. Here is a rundown of the specs:
Waverly ebony button open-back tuners
Handcarved diamond volute
Bone Nut and saddle
Ebony faceplate on the head
Evo Gold Frets
Carbon fiber rods on both sides of the dual action trussrod
Diamond and square inlays in abalone
Abalone side fret markers
Mahogany Handcarved neck
Dovetail neck joint
Handcarved Ebony Bridge
Ivoriod Bindings with Black and white accent lines mitered at the end graft
1 ¾ nut width
2 5/16 string spacing at the saddle
Ebony bridge pins and end pin with abalone dots to match fret side markers
Forward shifted scalloped and torrified x brace
All hide glue construction
Please let me know if you have any other questions, or would like more details.