|Soundboard: Spruce or Cedar1||Back & Sides: Indian rosewood or Yellow Cedar2|
|Neck: Mahogany or Spanish Cedar||Fingerboard: Ebony|
|Nut & Saddle: Bone||Bridge: Rosewood|
|Standard scale length: 650 mm (others readily available)||Neck width: 52 mm @ nut (or as preferred)
French polish of shellac finish
Composite (double) top (wood or Gernot Wagner inspired Nomex core)
Oil varnish finish
1: I do not necessarily feel that any one species is inherently superior to others. I use European spruce, Engelmann spruce, Lutz spruce, Sitka spruce, Red spruce, Western Red Cedar, and other varietals. Due to the individual nature of the medium I prefer not to make general statements about the resultant tonal effects. I have very strict criteria for the selection of soundboard material and will only use premier quality pieces that meet my exceedingly high standards.
2: While the top wood is much more important to the tone of a guitar than the wood used for the back and sides, these parts do make an audible difference. I have a wide selection of back and side sets that I have personally selected and seasoned in my climate controlled shop. Other than the more traditional woods (Indian rosewood, Brazilian rosewood, Maple, Mahogany, and Cypress) I have various other woods available (Pernambuco, Ceylon Satinwood, African Blackwood, Zircote, Wenge, Black Limba, Lacewood, Osage Orange, Walnut, etc.) that are not as frequently used. Many of these woods are not customarily used due to an assortment of reasons such as material scarcity and historical precedent. In my opinion most woods can be used to construct a high quality instrument and a portion of the decision in back and side woods can be made on aesthetic grounds. Please contact me for pricing and availability of alternative tonewoods.
Note: A generous portion of the upgrade cost of all Brazilian rosewood used will be donated to support sustainable forestry management.