She’s a real cutie, a Mexican beauty. . . . .
I need to write Jimmy Buffett and give him these words–could be the making of a great song.
Here is a new instrument made from Mexican Palo Escrito (a genuine rosewood). This is one of those “off the grid” woods that hasn’t been over harvested and provides great potential in this industry. I topped the instrument with some bearclaw “vertical scratch” Canadian Sitka Spruce. The neck is curly Oregon Maple with a Hawaiian Koa lamination (solid 3 piece neck) with carbon fiber truss rod, of course! Binding is east India Rosewood with black/red/black poplar purfling. The headstock, while not shown, is Australian Queensland Eucalyptus burl. The fret board and bridge are Mexican Granadillo. Turners are Gotoh UPT 4:1, and strings are PHD flourocarbon. I used a new 100% Urethane finish on the instrument which gives the instrument a little more warmth in color.
The sound is articulate, pricise with just a bit of woody note, I think. I’m already planning another with a curly redwood top to see what the difference might be. Ole!