Vintage 00 12-Fret Madagascar

Introducing my vintage style 00 12-fret model. Though not meant to be an exact copy, it's heavily inspired by the beautiful Martin guitars of the 1930s. Retro style ivoroid bindings, herringbone purflings are used. An optional feature of this particular instrument is the choice of Torrefied Adirondack Spruce for the top and braces as well as the use of liquid hide glue for most of the assembly process. All of the above along with a light construction give this instrument a rewarding and responsive sound. 

A shout out is in order to Joe Yanuziello, master guitar maker and good friend, for his guidance in negotiating the unique world of ivoroid bindings. Thanks Joe!

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Granadillo Tonewood

Like many guitar makers, I am always on the lookout for beautiful or unique tonewoods. While visiting one of my favourite wood shops a while back I came across some stunning Flamed Granadillo. This wood was incredible with an amazing curly figure throughout combined with a contrasting figured white sapwood along the edge.

Wow! Not only is this amazing eye candy but Granadillo has a beautiful tap tone that all but guarantees a responsive and dynamic voice in the finished instrument. I’ve seen Granadillo many times but never with the stunning look of this particular example. I have a very limited number of back & side sets available so don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested.