The soundboard was made from a really superb set of Sitka Spruce provided by Denis Merrill, and, like all guitarmasterworks guitars, the soundboard uses my proprietary NO-BRACES design licensed from RainSong Graphite Guitars; RainSong calls the patented design Projection Tuned Layering™. The back-and-sides are Ziricote. The 660mm-scale-length fretboard is Ebony and the bindings are Ziricote, as is the bridge. The neck, heel & head block are Spanish Cedar, which is traditional for Spanish classical guitars. The peghead faceplate is African Blackwood, and is inlaid by Craig Lavin Custom Inlays with my trademark “Split-Skirt Sexy Modern Maui Girl” design.
The guitar is fitted with Waverly 2-tone gold tuning machines with Snakewood buttons. The peghead uses my proprietary Rear String Slot design and the heel has my signature Abalone heelcap. The inside of the soundboard is signed, dated and numbered (#18) by me.
The guitar has a very strong and full tone, with exceptionally powerful bass and clarity across the whole range, and is set up with a low action for traditional Spanish classical playing.
$5,500.00 $3,450.00, which includes a hard-shell case.
Note: Price reduced due to weakness discovered post-construction in the wood from which the neck and head were made, requiring the use of Ultra Low Tension strings to avoid damage to the guitar.