I wanted to once again show off a new guitar I just received from Joseph Redman. I commissioned a cedar top with a raised fretboard and liked it so much I commissioned another, this time spruce. The spruce and zebrawood is absolutely superb--rich basses, clear trebles, excellent balance. With the raised fretboard, the "jumbo" frets, and Joseph's waxed (I think) neck, the playability is just perfect. I've said this before: I love to read all the questions about buying guitars--factory versus luthier, price point guitars, and so on. I just can't imagine anyone spending a few thousand dollars on high end factory guitar when they could get a Redman, made to their specs. Anyway, I can't say enough about Joseph and what he does. I would strongly encourage anyone looking for a luthier guitar to give Joseph. I recorded a little sample--excuse the clanky playing and mediocre recording and I think you can hear the richness of this instrument.