This guitar has been built with the traditional classic R-Body size and shape. However, we used a somewhat unique combination of wood species on this particular build. The top and back are made from solid book-matched European Ash. The neck and book-matched sides are made of Honduras Mahogany. The fretboard and headstock overlay are made of ebony. As it turned out, this combination of body woods was a good one. The Ash gives the guitar a great boost with the top three strings, while the Mahogany tempers the overall tone a bit, and really helps with the bass notes.
Overall, you get a nicely balanced blend of volume and tone across all of the strings, up and down the neck.
You may have also noticed that instead of screened (or screenless) sound holes, this guitar sports a pair of handsome f-holes. We have also built our unique internal baffling system inside this guitar. The combination of these woods, the internal baffle, along with using top quality components overall add up to giving this guitar an extremely nice sound.
As with all of our R-Body style guitars, you will immediately notice plenty of volume, great tone, and an amazing amount of sustain. This is a very versatile guitar, perfect for bluegrass, country, even blues, rock, and other styles of music as well.
Some other upgrades to this particular guitar include Planet Waves Locking Tuners and highly figured maple binding on the top and back of the body, as well as the fretboard. Other specifications are as follows.
Top and Back: Book-Matched European Ash (Grown in Romania)
Sides and Neck: Honduras Mahogany
Body Depth: 4"-3 1/2" (slight taper)
Fretboard and Headstock Overlay: Jet Black Ebony
Binding: Curly Maple (top and back of body and fretboard)
Fret Scale: 25"
Frets: Flush Frets (Maple, to match binding)
Tuners: D'Addario Planet Waves Locking Tuners
Cover Plate: Fan, Chrome
Tailpiece: Traditional Resophonic Guitar Style, Chrome
Spider: (Our own) Special Alloy RLR Spider
Cone: Vintage Quarterman
Bridge Insert: Ebony capped aged maple
Internal Structure: Open Structure (Cone Support on top, traditional guitar ladder bracing on back, six captive wooden dowels between top and
Inlays: 1/4" diameter Mother Of Pearl
Finish: Autumn burst, nitrocellulose lacquer, gloss finish
This guitar was made at our shop in Hendersonville, TN. It comes with a hard shell case.