Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New Parlor Guitar

  This one was recently finished and sent off to it's happy new owner in Michigan.  It's a ladder braced parlor guitar, and like the last one I made, this one utilizes a fair amount of domestic woods.  This has a Sitka Spruce top, and Black Walnut for the back, sides, and fingerboard.  Also, the bracing on this one is a mix of Sitka Spruce and Port Orford Cedar.  For more exotic faraway wood selection, this guitar features a South American Mahogany neck, and Ebony for the bridge and headstock overlay. 












  With a 25" scale length, and a soft V profile neck, it is a joy to play.  I had a hard time putting it down in the short time I had with it, before the send off. 




         That's a hand carved Ebony pyramid bridge, with a compensated bone saddle.




           Hand cut custom inlay work.  Golden Era tuners with a slotted peghead.