Guitar No. 37
This guitar traveled with me on a long weekend trip of September 22-23, 2016 in which I visited Columbus State University, the Treasure Coast Guitar Society and the Florida State University Guitar Festival. The guitar marks the first time I have used a tornavoz. The tornavoz is currently seeing a resurgence in use, of which the first known usage in guitar making is attributed to Torres, the father of the modern guitar. The audio industry has used this technology in bass reflex speaker design for many years. Often a ported sub-woofer employs a channel inside the speaker cabinet that leads to the port. This has the effect of lowering the air resonance inside an enclosure, which was very useful in reaching the target resonance for this particular instrument.
The resulting guitar hosts a clearity and separation between voices combined with a deep, focused bass response. It's an especially even sounding guitar which has a unique sustain its upper most register.
The guitar is owned by David Hepple of Oasis Inc.
- French Polish of Shellac Finish
- Western Red Cedar Soundboard
- Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
- Padauk Bridge
- African Mahogany Neck
- Purple Heart Armrest
- Maple Binding with purple heart accents
- 52.5mm Nut Width
- Lattice Bracing