Currently on the workbench is a Brazilian Rosewood parlor guitar with elegant Black & White Striped Ebony accents. As much as I enjoy working with a client to design their dream guitar, it is also incredibly satisfying to rummage through the wood stash to select woods with a specific aesthetic vision and tone quality in mind. I can't wait to string up this guitar!
Though rare and expensive, especially in fine quality, Brazilian Rosewood is traditionally regarded as the finest of tonewoods. It offers clarity, a warm rich tone with full bases and sparkling trebles. This wood is a pleasure to work with; it rings out like a bell when tapped, and dust particles fill the shop with a sweet intoxicating scent. This Concert Style guitar back boasts a striking sapwood center with contrasting dark-brown marbled figure. I will be building a few more instruments with this premier tonewood.