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This instrument has a straight-grained Italian spruce
top paired with back and sides of beautiful almost-black 25-year-old
Indian rosewood. It has my traditional-style handmade rosette, golden
koa binding, and high-gloss French polish finish on the entire guitar.
The sound is big and lush with a particularly silky quality to the notes
and a broad color range. It's a very responsive instrument. Scale length
is 650 mm and nut width 52.3 mm.
High-gloss French polish finish, cedar neck
with comfortable oval profile, and Moorish arch heel cap; peghead back
veneered with rare quilted mahogany, Sloane tuners with black real
Ebony headplate with wheat purfling that
matches the rosette and butt strip. My rosettes and purflings are
handmade exclusively from side-grained wood. I do not use the end-grain
"sticks" found on many other guitars.