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
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.
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