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Soundboard: European spruce
Back: 3 laminate Tasmanian blackwood
Sides: 2 laminate Tasmanian blackwood
Neck: Cedar
Fingerboard: Ebony
Scale length: 640mm
Width at top nut: 50mm
Body length: 492mm
Upper bout: 273mm
Waist: 239mm
Lower bout: 360mm
Depth at heel: 86mm
Depth at waist: 89mm
Depth at bottom: 96mm
Weight: Kg 2.0
Bridge: 6 double hole ties
Frets: 20
Each rosette is individually made: the inner and outer rings of the rosette are refected in the purfling around the soundboard and on the bridge tie block.

9ct gold dot insert at 7 fret


Short scale length 640 mm
This new model took many months in development from my original model inspired by the guitars made by Antonio de Torres.
The European spruce soundboard is braced with 7 fan struts as my original Torres model. 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 especially for a shorter scale length guitar whilst retaining a tone with clear fundamentals, good sustain and a palette of colour that would have brought a smile to the face of Picasso

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.

Amazaque head veneer with mother of pearl eye.
Erving Sloane tuners with mother of pearl buttons

double thickness binding on bass side of guitar provides for smoother/greater rounding giving more comfort


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

The sides of the guitar are made as the upper sample 2 piece laminate:
Inner 2.0mm Padauk, outer 2.0mm Tasmanian blackwood.
The back of this guitar is made up of the following, lower sample 3 piece laminate:
Inner 2.0 mm padauk, middle 2.0 mm spruce,
outer 2.0 mm Tasmanian blackwood.

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