Guitar No. 25

Date Completed: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
  • Western Red Cedar Top
  • Zebrawood Back and Sides
  • African Blackwood Bridge
  • Spanish Cedar Neck
  • 650mm scale length
  • 52mm nut width
  • Tiger Maple Binding
  • Peruvian Walnut & Maple on top details
A local hardwood supplier in my town had a small stack of Zebrawood boards that had tempted me since the first day I stepped foot in their warehouse. Zebrawood isn't known for being a tonewood, but this guitar is a fine example of how using alternative woods can change the character of a classical guitar in positive ways. The sound of this guitar is very focused. The guitar delivers a very rich sound with a light touch while the tone gets very powerful and focused when played with a heavy rest stroke style. I find that the combination of this guitar's clarity, focus and sustain creates a separation of voices that brings attention to every voice and harmonic detail in the music it plays.

(This is the last photo session Becca Coleman has completed before leaving town. Thanks for your hard work and talent Becca! )