Thanks for kind words guys! That is correct, I started working at Munich guitar/zither shop Musik Hartwig in Aug. 1992 and soon after Sebastian Stenzel joined us. It was four of us working on the instrument buildings/repairs , Christine Wells, Martin Zirnbauer , me and Sebastian Stenzel . That was really good old times, good friends and awesome boss- Kurt Hartwig !!! , ( a heavy dose of nostalgia for me remembering it, must say...
Now, here is the first hand report about SD 22 (which is Ron describing) ! This classical, I started indeed in Dec.1999 and it was finished in spring/summer of 2000, it's top is "light" German spruce top which I liked a lot back then...it was "noisy" piece of wood
. The back/sides are really nice quarter sawn east Indian rosewood and the neck is made from Spanish cedar as far as I remember. The headstock veneer is east Indian ebony as well as the fret board. Nut is 53 mm, 12 th fret is 63mm. Body thickness at heel is 87 mm and at the end block is 95 mm. It is standard 650 mm scale. The inlay on the bridge and on the heel cap is genuine bone, I took inspiration from ornaments in Taj Mahal temple. Also important to mention is that interior of this guitar is as close as it gets to Torres 7 fan braced guitar where the braces are are actually old fashion triangular shaped plus V closing bar at the bottom of the lower bout! No under the bridge plate! The box has F sharp response. Unfortunately I do not remember what kind of tuner I put on, maybe Ron can help me on that? Rosette is hand made, one ring is bent at the time, and entire guitar is French polished.
Hope this can answer few questions about this SD 22 classical....boy that was 17 years ago , thanks for reading....
cheers to everybody in this forum,
Sasha Radicic, luthier