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Torrefied Adirondack Spruce & East Indian Rosewood CAD $5,000.00    



Torrefied Adirondack Spruce Top

East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides 

Spanish Cedar Neck

African Ebony Fret Board

East Indian Rosewood Bridge

Laminated Ash Linings

Nickel Silver Frets

Gotoh Premium tuners  

Bone Nut and Saddle  


650 mm scale

52 mm nut width  

Elevated Fret board Spanish heel architecture

Modified Daniel Friederich top bracing

Fully Compensated nut and saddle

12 Hole bridge tie block

Satin French Polish

The sound board on this guitar is torrefied Adirondack Spruce. The process of torrefication involves baking the wood at a very high temperature in an oxygen free chamber. The purpose is to impart qualities which normally require decades of aging. The process removes any excess moisture, crystallizes the resins and imparts a rather lovely color.  This guitar is one of my most powerful.

It has great projection and an unusually wide tonal spectrum from Ponticello to Sul Tasto requiring very little change in hand position to express variations in color. The guitar presents as being a little  more mellow than most spruce tops yet very bright when played toward the bridge. The tonal palettes range from piano like to harpsichordal in nature in the hands of a skilled player. 

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