Guitar No. 30

Date Completed: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017

This guitar was a project spanning about 3 years. It started when a young man that worked at a local hardwood supplier gave me an enthusiastic invitation to see a board of maple. This particular guy sees enough wood in his job to be completely sick of it, so the fact that there was one piece of wood out of the thousands in that warehouse that made him blush peaked my curiosity. This spalted maple board inspired me to create a guitar completely unencumbered by the status quo or a production goal. It is the culmination of my creative and technical skills to date and on top of that, it is an immense joy to play. 


  • Lutz Spruce Soundboard.
  • Red Maple Back and Sides
  • Custom Tuners by Jorg Graf
  • Tropical Walnut Neck
  • Ziricote Bridge
  • Ebony Fingerboard (Maple Binding)
  • Scale Length - 650mm
  • String Spacing
    • Nut - 42mm
    • Saddle - 60mm
  • Current action at 12th fret
    • 1st String - 2.3mm
    • 6th String - 2.75mm