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Soundboard: European spruce
Back: 3 laminate Brazilian rosewood
(see below)
  Honduras rosewood
Sides: 2 laminate Brazilian rosewood
(see below)
Honduras rosewood
Neck: American mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale length: 650mm
Width at top nut: 51mm
Body length: 487mm
Upper bout: 274mm
Waist: 240mm
Lower bout: 362mm
Depth at heel: 86mm
Depth at bottom: 98mm
Weight: Kg 2.23
Bridge: 6 double hole ties
Frets: 20
7th fret marker 9 ct gold inset dot

The sides of the guitar are made as the upper sample 2 piece laminate:
Inner 2.0mm Brazilian rosewood, outer 2.0mm Honduran rosewood.

The back of this guitar is made up of the following, lower sample 3 piece laminate:
Inner 2.0 mm Brazilian rosewood,
middle 2.0 mm spruce,
outer 2.0 mm Honduran rosewood.
(The side sample above shows cypress and Brazilian laminate for illustration purposes)


The size and shape of this guitar is the same as my models influenced by Antonio de Torres.
However the bracing is quite different: the European spruce soundboard is thinner and is supported with my own development of a rectilinear-quadrate patern of struts.

The sides are of a double laminate and the back of a triple laminate as can be seen in the description below on the left.

A guitar with exceptional projection and beautiful tone with clear fundamentals, good sustain and a wide palette of colour.

With DEFRA certificate for Brazilian rosewood
Each rosette is individually made with very slight variation in design. The outer & inner circles of the rosette are the same as the purfling
Body Volume:
11.2 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.

Rosewood head veneer individually carved.
Erving Sloane tuners with Ebony buttons and black rollers

9 ct gold inset dot at 7th fret
(not actual neck of this guitar)

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

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