For sale: Ebony and bearclaw spruce 00
Beautiful one of a kind acoustic guitar. Comfortable 00 sized body features African (Gabon) ebony back/sides. Top is torrified Engelmann spruce with wonderful bear claw figure. Neck is mahogany. Fretboard and bridge are Indian ebony. Mother of pearl fret markers. Body, fretboard, and head are bound with curly maple. Scale length is 24 3/4”. Guitar is fitted with Schertler open back tuners and a Prestige 330 premium surface mount pickup from JJB Electronics.
Sound is nicely balanced with surprisingly strong bottom end. Have a listen to Ottawa based singer / songwriter / guitarists Greg Kelly, Don Bray, and Terry Tufts spinning their magic with this guitar.
Here’s what Terry Tufts had to say…
“Today I got to play one of Andy’s newest guitars, a steel string with a mahogany neck and ebony BACK AND SIDES. I spotted. First off, this guitar LOOKS outreakin’standing. You can fall right into the black of the sides and back (thank you Douglas Adams). Secondly and most importantly, it sounds wonderful and unlike anything I’ve ever heard. The top is bear claw spruce and has a moving pattern to the grain when you tilt the guitar. It looks like……I can’t describe it accurately – I can’t do it justice. It shimmers in 2D. No other guitar on earth looks, feels, or sounds like this. It is a VERY RARE BIRD.”
”One of the most individual looking, sounding, and feeling guitars I’ve ever played in my life.”