Friday, July 3, 2009

Model # 1 Mahogany-Walnut-Cedar Guitar

I recently finished this guitar. It is now for sale in the Different Strummer Music Store located in The Old Town School of Folk Music.

It has a cedar body with a mahogany top and back. This makes for a very light and resonant guitar. My original intention for building a cedar bodied guitar was to somehow emulate an acoustic guitar's vibe in an electric guitar's body. It does seem to do this in a subtle way. This is probably one of the lightest guitars I have ever built.

The neck is mahogany with a black walnut fingerboard and a black walnut back cap on the headstock. The fingerboard was precisely leveled and fretted with medium fretwire. It plays great.

I'm asking $1350 for it which for a handmade guitar of this quality is exceptionally low.