Ancient Dragon

This guitar is for Larry McDonald.  It features a top made from a cedar tree that was 500 years old that fell naturally. I call guitars made from this wood "Ancient Dragons".  The back and sides are 50 year old Indian rosewood.  And the rosette is styled after Torres. All French polished. 

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My international Model

With the recent ban on shipping rosewood internationally, Ive decide to use Zirocote as the wood of choice for my international model guitars, as well as my national.  In fact, Zirocote is the closest in tonal qualities to Brazilian rosewood that I've come across, and is at the top of my list as far as tone woods for the back and sides. Strikingly beautiful, with a rich chocolate brown color, and spiderweb Brazilian-esq grain. 

Zirocote is not a rosewood species, and there is no rosewood on these guitars making it care free for international shipping.  The Torres Greek-key inlay is optional. 

This guitar is not for sale.

 

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New Spruce and E. Indian guitar Available June 24th 2016

I received some very special rosewood sets from Rahoul Waghmare from India. The wood was sitting around my shop talking to me, asking me to make them into a guitar or two..... so I did. This guitar has a 30 year old Engelmann spruce top full of striking medullary across the entire top. Select Indian rosewood, and entirely French polished. With Gotoh premium tuners. 

Extremely nice crystal poppy trebles, and dark rich basses. Volume is never an issue with my guitars so I won't comment on that.... ha!  Very special guitar. I made a sister guitar to this one out of the exact same back and sides except with a dark 500 year old cedar top, that will be available sometime next week as well. 

Price $7500

Indian Rosewood

Im speechless! Some of the best Indian rosewood I've ever seen. Rahoul Waghmare sent me this incredible stuff...... sides are coming in another shipment. This stuff is like the old growth Rosewood, not the sick anemic stuff we usually see these days.

Rest assured if you get wood from Rahoul you will not be disappointed. Shipping was in one week...... amazing. Thanks Rahoul!