With the recent CITES rulings on rosewoods I thought it was time to build something using a somewhat less traditional back and side material. So out came the trusty Aus. blackwood coupled with a Euro spruce top and this is what resulted. It's my small body model with a tilt neck, magnetic arm rest, mahogany neck, falcate bracing, live back, figured jarrah bindings, bloodwood and boxwood purfling, compensated nut and saddle and the resonance tuning I normally do. Built as a show guitar, I thought I'd do an indigenous Aus. themed rosette and try to encourage players to move away from grain filled, super-shiny finishes. This is FP'd shellac on the body, finished "off the rag" with no cut and buff. The neck is finished in nitrocellulose.
It sold on its first trip out of my workshop, so I guess I'll have to build another!
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Trevor Gore: Classical Guitar Design and Build