2008 – Cocobolo / Englemann Phi

This guitar and the Madagascar rosewood guitar were the first models of the phi proportioned body style, constructed in 2008. The Englemann spruce soundboard is sensitive to a light fingerstyle playing style. The cocobolo back and sides are dense and heavier than many of the other guitar woods. The ebony binding gives the guitar a crisp formal look.

Ebony headplate, fingerboard and bridge, abalone / cocobolo rosette, and Oxford PSL finish.

In 2011 I re-voiced the guitar by thinning the soundboard, back, and bracing. The fullness and projection of the guitar was significantly improved.