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MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION
Only the very finest materials and components are used throught the construction of these guitars
Tops:
Supreme quality tonewoods are selected for the construction of guitar tops. We can offer a choice of Alpine Spruce, Sitka Spruce or Western Red Cedar
Necks:
Spanish Cedar or South American Mahogany
Fingerboards:
Finest quality Ebony
Backs and sides:
Indian Rosewood is the principal wood used. A very limited amount of English Walnut is available.
Purflings and rosettes:
These are all hand-made and are to my own design. No two rosettes are identical.
Machine heads:
I fit Schallers as standard. Other machines are also available.

Guitars are constructed in accordance with the traditional Spanish methods, using a mould and with the sides fitted into slots in the heel of the neck.
The soundboard and strutting is assembled on a solera. Strutting is basically Torres style, with occasional variations.
A standard scale length of 65cm is normally used, but instruments can be made with longer or shorter scale lengths, to suit individual requirements.
For the guitar's finish, either lacquer or French polish is used.
With the exception of the machine heads, the strings and the fretwire, everything is hand-made.

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