Another one that slipped through, built over 2018 and 2019. This time a fan braced soundboard (Italian spruce) on a modern chassis. Indian body, African blackwood armrest.
And a fresh bare wood, raw soundclip took with somewhat worn test strings:
My first elevated neck guitar! While it doesn’t seem to make a tremendous difference in playability (at least for my hands/skill) there are several constructive aspects that make me wish I had started doing it sooner.
Red cedar soundboard, lattice braced, muninga bridge
Indian rosewood body and headplate, mahogany binding
Spanish cedar neck with African blackwood fingerboard, Gotoh premium tuners.
Recording is made with just a shellac seal coat on the soundboard, fresh uncured nitro back and sides, carbon strings (fresh as well thus going out of tune)
Red cedar soundboard braced in a new pattern that resembles Friederich.
Indian rosewood body, binding, headplate and Brazilian rosewood bridge
Spanish cedar neck with ebony fingerboard.
Raw recording made before french polishing. The guitar has a deep bass with focused trebles, a type of cross between a traditional fan sound and Bouchet.
-red cedar soundboard with modified Bouchet bracing
-Madagascar rosewood bridge, back and sides
-Very old African mahogany neck with African blackwood headplate and fingerboard, Gotoh Premium tuners.
Raw recordings made before french polishing:
Showing off some exciting recent additions to my wood stock.
-2 sets of very dark and tight Amazon rosewood. It is the first time I see this variety (99% of it seems to be the lighter, reddish sort). Under finish it will make a gorgeous dark, almost black chocolate.
-a set of straight grain, quartered ziricote, something increasingly difficult to find these days. The tap tone is better than I expected, not Brazilian rosewood-metallic but still sustaining. I imagine the sound should be a bit like Indian rosewood.
-3 sets of fantastic bubinga, deep dark red and perfectly quartered, full of silk end to end. This tree must have had a humongous (and very regular) diameter.