Options

  

Woods:

  

Tops:

  

European spruce

Sitka spruce

Engelmann spruce

Lutz (Sitka/Engelmann/white spruce hybrid)

Western red cedar

Redwood (occasionally available)

Other species by special request

  

Backs/Sides:

  

Australian Blackwood

East Indian Rosewood

Mahogany

Bloodwood (brosimum rubescens)

Other rosewoods (Brazilian is occasionally available)

Palo Dorado (flamenco dorado)

Koa

West Australian She-oak

Other species by special request

  

Neck woods:

  

Queensland maple

New Guinea rosewood

Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla

  

Body styles: 

  

Contemporary Small steel string

Contemporary Medium steel string

Neo-Classical

Conventional classical

Small body (340mm lower bout) classical

Traditional Martin styles (00, 000, D)

Traditional Gibson styles (J45, J185)

  

  

Features and details:

  

Falcate bracing (traditional bracing styles on legacy designs)

Lattice Bracing (sparse or dense, steel string or classical)

Cutaways (Venetian)

Herringbone purfling

Fineline purfling

Shell purfling

Radial grained purfling

“Grain through” bindings

Figured bindings

Shell/line rosettes (after Martin)

Contemporary wood burl and line purfling rosettes

Segmented rosettes (discontinuous rosettes)

Geometric rosettes on classical guitars

Other rosette designs by arrangement

  

Choice of tuning machines (for steel string Gotoh is standard, for classical, there is a wide choice with Gotoh premiums or Sloan twin bearing being recommended)

Tilt neck (user adjustable neck angle/action)

Wedge body; easy on the shoulder

Sound ports (bound)

Slot headstocks (steel string and classical)

Rope binding

Headstock binding or faux headstock binding

Custom inlays

  

Finishes:

  

Nitrocellulose lacquer

French polish

Combination finishes 

  

Sound reinforcement:

  

By negotiation.  Multi-pickup, stereo systems are a speciality, based on K&K or B-Band transducers with outboard pre-amp.

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