Guitar nr 241
Width at nut: 41 mm
Width at 24th fret: 56 mm
Nr of frets: 24
Scale length: 635 mm (25")
Radius of fretboard: 10" - 16"
Width at lower bowl: 300 mm
Length from neckjoint: 390 mm
Body: Swedish Cherry bookmatched
Neck: Honduras Mahogany
Fretboard: Santos Jacaranda
Neck: Rio Grande, Vintage Tallboy
Middle: Rio Grande, Vintage Tallboy
Bridge: Rio Grande, Vintage Tallboy
Color: Clear Lacquer
Ready at: 2003-04-10
This guitar is a very rare one. I made this body together with another one
in 1994 from two old cherry planks. The cut of those planks made it
possible to book match the bodies. When you book match a body like this
there is a lot of wood wasted.
I got help from a friend to sand this one and we wrapped in a blanket to protect it from dust etc. It has been on a shelf for almost seven years. In the fall of 2002 I rediscover it and I found a remarkable tap tone. A powerful midrange and a bright top. To make justice to the beautiful grains I put some linseed oil on and then finished it with 35 coats of lacquer. Cherry is one of my favorite woods.
The neck is from the old mahogany plank I got from the boat yard here in Motala. I chose mahogany to add some bass to the body. The neck is finished with just 30 coats of clear nitrocellulose lacquer, and the fretboard is Santos jacaranda. This is an incredible combination. It has a very powerful song from the lower bass to the bright top end.
The bridge is a Gotoh 510 and the pickups come from Rio Grande. I chose to have three mini switches for the pickups for more combinations.
This is a very nice and well sounding guitar and I enjoy playing it as much as I can and have time for. The song of this guitar is unique and I enjoy it very much.