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Steel String with K&K pickup
the soundboard of this guitar features some small spots of hazel ficht (bear claw)
Soundboard: European spruce
Back: 3 laminate Honduran rosewood
(see below)
  Honduran rosewood
Sides: 2 laminate Honduran rosewood
(see below)
Honduran rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Santos rosewood
Scale length: 640mm
Width at top nut: 44.5mm
Body length: 491mm
Upper bout: 274mm
Waist: 239mm
Lower bout: 359mm
Depth at heel: 86mm
Depth at waist: 94mm
Depth at bottom: 94mm
Weight: Kg 2.1
Bridge: 6 bone pins
Frets: 19
fret markers 9 ct gold inset dot
Finish: French polish

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.
It has my own made imitaion tortoise shell pick guard.

Chita is fitted with K&K pure mini acoustic guitar pickup inside the guitar right undeneath the saddle position.

The rosewood handmade bridge has six horn pins with abalone eyes.
The Earvana compensated saddle and matching Earvana compensated top nut provide for the best intonation possible.


This new steel string model has been developed along with my new classical models.
The European spruce soundboard is supported with my own cross braced system and the neck is an integral part of the guitar with a glued in spanish heel just as my classical models.. The sides are of a double laminate and the back of a triple laminate as can be seen in the description below.

A guitar with exceptional volume and projection equal to that of much larger steel string guitars.

Double thickness binding on bass side of guitar provides for greater rounding and more comfort

Locking strap button and at base of the guitar.

Two way truss-rod accessible through soundhole


French polish finish
Body Volume:
10.75 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.
Waverly individual tuners with imitation ivory buttons.
And Earvana compensated top nut.

The sides of the guitar are made as the upper sample 2 piece laminate:
Inner 2.0mm Honduran rosewood, outer 2.0mm Honduran rosewood.
(Sample shown is for illustration purposes with the double laminate shown as maple and rosewood rather than rosewood and rosewood)

The back of this guitar is made up of the following, lower sample 3 piece laminate:
Inner 2.0 mm Honduran rosewood,
middle 2.0 mm spruce,
outer 2.0 mm Honduran rosewood.

9 ct gold inset dot at 5th, 7th and 9th frets. Mother of pearl diamonds at 5th and 9th positions set into fingerboard.

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