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Soundboard: European spruce
Back: 3 laminate Indian rosewood
(see below)
  Spanish cypress
Sides: 2 laminate Indian rosewood
(see below)
Spanish cypress
Neck: Cedar
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale length: 650mm
Width at top nut: 52mm
Body length: 492mm
Upper bout: 282mm
Waist: 245mm
Lower bout: 371mm
Depth at heel: 92mm
Depth at waist: 98mm
Depth at bottom: 102mm
Weight: Kg 1.89
Bridge: 6 double hole ties
Frets: 20
7th fret marker 9 ct gold inset dot
Each rosette is individually made with very slight variation in design. The outer & inner circles of the rosette are the same as the purfling around the edge of the soundboard.

The Brazilian rosewood bridge has six double holes in the tie block providing for good break angle and easy tying of the strings.

Double thickness binding on bass side of guitar provides for greater rounding and more comfort
This is the first of the new model which took many months in development.
The exeptional quality European spruce soundboard is braced with 7 tight grained spruce fan struts .
The sides are of a double laminate and the back of a triple laminate as can be seen in the description below.

This developement has produced a guitar with exceptional projection whilst retaining a tone with
clear fundamentals, good sustain and a varied palette of beautiful colours.



Body Volume:
12.5 litres
This refers to the approximate internal capacity of the soundbox and gives. for comparison, a more accurate size of the different models that I make.
ie if the body cavity were filled with a liquid this is how many litres it would hold.
Robson tuners with mother of pearl buttons.

The sides of the guitar are made as the upper sample 2 piece laminate:
Inner 2.0mm Spanish cypress, outer 2.0mm Brazilian rosewood.
The back of this guitar is made up of the following, lower sample 3 piece laminate:
Inner 2.0 mm Spanish cypress,
middle 2.0 mm spruce,
outer 2.0 mm Brazilian rosewood.

9 ct gold inset dot at 7th fret
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