Guitar No. 27

Date Completed: 
Saturday, June 20, 2015

This is the guitar made for the Guitar Foundation of America convention in Oklahoma. It uses a completely different bracing design than I have used before which is a hybrid between a 5 fan and a lattice. My goal was to create a very full, focused treble response and I will say that I accomplished it. In my judgement, after listening to this guitar played alongside 12 other guitars showcased at the convention, the guitar has a very unique power and sustain in the trebles and basses. After being under string tension and played on for about a month now, the guitar has an even sustain with a strong fundamental resonance on each note. Overall, I find the guitar strikes a very interesting balance between being percussive and lyrical.

If you are tired of struggling to acheive a rich, full tone, then you will love this guitar. The immediacy of response and sustain make it a very enjoyable guitar to play.


  • French Polish of Shellac Finish
  • 640mm scale
  • Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
  • Western Red Cedar Top
  • Tiger Maple and Purple Heart Accents
  • Unique wood conglomerate rosette
  • African Mahogany Neck
  • Slightly Elevated Fingerboard
  • Padauk Bridge
  • Der Jung Tuning Machine
  • String Spacing at Nut = 42.5mm
  • String Spacing at Saddle = 59mm
  • Neck Width at Nut = 2.1"
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret = 13/16"