2012 – Rosewood / Carpathian 12-fret Phi

This rosewood guitar is a lamination of Brazilian rosewood and East Indian rosewood. I found a source for Brazilian rosewood veneer that I laminated to thin EI rosewood with epoxy. The two side pieces were glued in a Phi shaped form. The back was laminated, joined, then the EI rosewood side was thinned to the desired tap response.

The soundboard is Carpathian spruce, bound in flex strip abalone. The rosette is Brazilian rosewood with spirals of abalone, which are scrap cut-offs from curved rosette abalone strips.

Curly maple binding, ebony headplate and fingerboard, Brazilian rosewood bridge, and french polish finish.