2009 – Walnut / Sitka Phi

This guitar and the spalted maple guitar were the second generation models of the phi proportioned body style, constructed in 2009. The neck and headplate are bound in ebony with a thin maple purfling.

All of the phi proportioned guitars have a graphite reinforced neck and have five piece necks. I determined on Rachel’s guitar that the stiffness of the neck affects sustain.

All phi guitars are also glued with hot hide glue in all critical joints including braces and bridge.

Mahogany binding, ebony headplate, fingerboard and bridge, abalone / walnut rosette, and KTM-9 finish.