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Solid Macassar Ebony back and sides, Solid Master Grade Sitka top, Flame Maple neck, Macassar Ebony Fret board and bridge.
was custom built for James
Anthony with his input into the size, shape, and woods used. Surf
to the official JAMES ANTHONY BAND web site and check out the band!!! James
has been playing guitar professionally for over 25 years, and has backed many
legendary Roots, Blues and Rock performers live and in the studio including;
RICK JAMES, SAM & DAVE, MAMAS & the PAPPAS, BIG MAMA THORTON, EDDIE
KIRKLAND, KENNY NEAL, GENE TAYLOR and many more.
At SOFGA, they encourage
players at various levels to get up and play. Lucky for me, I had already
done my stuff (Read - Hacker) with one of the latest guitar I'd just finished
This guitar is essentially a mini with a Jumbo guitar shape. Just under 15" wide, and with a short shallow body only 4" deep. The Macassar Ebony body gives added brightness. A Master grade Sitka Spruce top, flamed Soft Maple neck, Ebony trim everywhere, and 22 mitered joins with maple pin lines makes this my most stunning instrument so far. As for the finish - French Polishing is the most sonically clear finish you can put on an acoustic guitar.
So what is Macassar Ebony? Most guitar players are used to seeing Ebony that is Black (Gabon Ebony). Ebony wood actually comes from a family of related small trees and shrubs which rarely supply wood wide enough to build a guitar. Some yield wood that is completely back, others are black with streaks of silver or dark brown. Macassar Ebony usually shows bands of black and deep chocolate brown. The wood is vary strong and heavy giving a bright clear tone.
Given the short supply of wide sections, and it's difficulty in bending, there are vary few Ebony guitars out there. This guitar has a width of 14 15/16th" and the wood just fit.
Completed June 8th, 2005