Rippled Maple and Walnut Dreadnought

A traditionally shaped dreadnought using a master quality sitka spruce soundboard. Figured Maple back and sides with a 1 piece dovetailed Rock Maple, D shaped, neck with a nut width of 43mm and ebony fingerboard. A scale length of 664mm (25.34”) and 21 frets. The head of the neck is designed to be stronger than a standard neck and to transmit more of the energy of the strings to the bridge. The Ebony bridge is a modern shape echoeing a traditional style. Burl Walnut headplate, rosette and Walnut bindings with green, red and green purfling. Only unbleached Bone nuts are used for superior sound quality. The fingerboard radius is 16” and has Mother of Pearl inlay. The soundboard has tuned quarter sawn sitka spruce x-brace struts in sympathy with A at 440Hz. Swiss made Schertler machine heads. Spanish cedar kerfing. Bowed back and front with a 40ft front radius and a 15ft back radius. This guitar has a bright sound with very good sustain

  • Date: January 2014
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Rippled maple (tiger maple), also known as flamed maple, curly maple, fiddleback or tiger stripe, is a feature of maple in which the growth of the wood fibers is distorted in an undulating chatoyant pattern, producing wavy lines. This effect is often mistakenly said to be part of the grain of the wood; it is more accurately called "figure", as the distortion is perpendicular to the grain direction.