Inspiration for this new guitar came from the classic American archtop designs from the early 1920’s. Body width at the lower bout is 412mm (16.2"), rib depth over bindings 86mm, with a scale length of 632mm. The nut width, 44mm, and neck profiles are similar to the Martin Taylor Artistry. This particular example has an offset X brace. The front is from a fine piece of european spruce, and the back, neck, and ribs are from matching flamed sycamore. Ebony fingerboard and peghead veneer, with macassar ebony bridge. Grained ivoroid bindings. New inlay design from mop, abalone, coral and malachite. Vintage sunburst with nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Fitted with nickel Gotoh SE510 tuners and nickel Kluson tailpiece.
Wood choice, bracing, front/back graduation, and body tuning all combine to give this guitar a warm solid vintage tone and response. Listen for yourself. Recorded originally as wav files, then into MP3 format using Logic.