Multi-scale fretboard with custom inlay, an arm bevel and sound port in European spruce and Ziricote; a very fun and different project for me.
Traditional Martin Copy
This is a D-18 style guitar with flamed mahogany and a Lutz spruce top
This is a D-18 style guitar in flamed mahogany and Lutz spruce
Lutz spruce and flamed Mahogany
African blackwood and Redwood small jumbo with custom inlays and flamed maple binding
Here is Dave Francis rockin out on a multi-scale guitar I made for him. He likes to play in altered tunings and a multi-scale guitar seemed like a perfect fit for his style. He is a great player and teacher and you can learn more about him at www.guitarborist.com
Audio sample played by Steve Cheseborough, a specialist in 1920s and 30s style blues and a proud owner of a Sipe parlour guitar. The audio sample is a 16 bit / 44.1 khz file recorded on a tascam DR-05 portable recorder at about a distance of 4' with no post processing or effects--just straight from his hands to your ears.
Also, check out my instagram feed for the most recent pictures of instruments under construction.