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Brazilian and Red Cedar Cutaway Dreadnought
Completed November 24th, 2012
I guess what they say about Brazilian Rosewood is true - "Brazilian make the best sounding guitars". This certainly is my best sounding guitar so far, but that is not the whole story. This guitar has an amazing solid Western Red Cedar top contributing greatly to the over all sound of the box, with a nice tight grain count, and is perfectly quartered showing wonderful medullary rays (the silk). There is also the side sound port adding to the volume and projection. The result is a balanced tone across the stings, rich overtones, sparkling clear treble notes, power that you can feel in your ribs as you play the guitar, and a crazy long sustain.
The features include the Brazilian Rosewood back & Sides, Western Red Cedar top, African Mahogany neck, Gabon Ebony fretboard & bridge, bone nut & saddle, venetian cut-a-way, side sound-port, and arm-rest, plus real Abalone all over the place.
I've also recorded two bits of music playing this guitar before shipping it to Vancouver. Have a listen.
Both recording done with a single Mic, into a A.R.T. tube pre-amp, into a BOSS Micro-BR, then normalized and ripped to MP3.