Guitar No. 13
To celebrate the superstition surrounding the number 13 I put in extra effort to ensure that guitar no.13 is a bit out of the ordinary. This is the first guitar that I have built with a spine - a little influence from German luthier Jeroen Hilhorst. It is also the first guitar I have made out of Pakauk.
- Top: Engelmann Spruce
- Back and Sides: Padauk
- Armrest: Ebony
- Neck: African Mahogany (Khaya)
- Finish: French Polish of Shellac
- Tuners: Der Jung
- Accents: Tiger Maple
A special thanks to Ron Baker for capturing these wonderful photographs of the finished instrument and to Flameheart Studios for capturing some of the work in progress in the shop. Also, I would like to big up Michael Root for his job of playing this guitar in the semi-finals at the Appalachian Guitarfest Competition where Maya Loncar and Maryam Hajialigol reminded me why I exhaust myself with this art.