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the soundboard of this guitar features some small spots of hazel ficht (bear claw)
Soundboard: Kermodie spruce
Back: 3 laminate Brazilian rosewood
(see below)
  Spanish cypress
Sides: 2 laminate Brazilian rosewood
(see below)
Spanish cypress
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale length: 650mm
Width at top nut: 52mm
Body length: 490mm
Upper bout: 273mm
Waist: 239mm
Lower bout: 360mm
Depth at heel: 90mm
Depth at bottom: 99mm
Weight: Kg 2.056
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. The saddle tie block and the saddle are black horn.

Brazilian rosewood
The stunning looking back and sides have Defra cites certification.
This new model took many months in development.
The 'Kermodie' Lutz spruce soundboard is braced with my own design longitudinal quadrate bracing which provides for amazing balance over the strings. The sides are of a double laminate and the back of a triple laminate as can be seen in the description below.

This has resulted in a guitar with exceptional projection whilst retaining a tone with clear fundamentals, good sustain and a beautiful palette of colour

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


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.
Erving Sloane tuners with ebony buttons. The top nut is black horn.

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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