Tonewoods : Soundboards
Primary topwoods used are sitka and Engelmann Spruce, red cedar, red spruce, and redwood. Included in an order is one of the first three - for the other two there is a small upcharge.
Each have some quality that endears them. I encourage those who are unfamiliar with the tone of these to peruse the soundcloud files.
Laminated and carbon fibre reinforced neck. Choice of Walnut, Mahogany or Maple with thin black purfle in the center. All necks are supported by a two-way truss-rod, accessible through soundhole (except for mandolins). Adjustment key included.
Default finish is gloss lacquer, but an oil-finish is also available.
Tonewoods : Body Woods
Tonewood options included in the base price of any instrument are Sapele, Walnut or Mahogany.
There are many other woods that have been used such as katalox, indian rosewood, oregon mytle, flamed maple, tasmanian blackwood, etc...Please enquire.
Choose between a 'thistle' or 'Tapered' headstock profile. Stock tuning machines are Gotoh chrome 510 minis. Rubner tuners are extra cost.
Here are some of the details used in the construction of each instrument. Take a look at the gallery below for visuals .
ebony fretboard, headplate and bridge
full-contact slotted bridge
bone saddle and adjustable shim
20" radius fretboard, 4 course instruments
16" radius fretboard, 5 course
gold evo fretwire
hardwood bindings, incl fretboard
Signature tailpiece cast in rose bronze, ball-end strings
enforced-dome top and back plates for flat-tops.
Signature rosewood and maple tiled rosette or abalone option
ebony strap buttons
water-borne lacquer finish on body
water-borne or oil finish on neck
mother-of-pearl logo inlay and fret markers