Slope-shouldered dreadnought #40 121

Completed July 2013

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This gorgeous slope-shouldered dreadnought guitar has a Lutz spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides. This was the first of it's kind in a new line of Skipper guitars; I didn't create a series of construction photos for this instrument. The top features an amber-to-tobacco brown sunburst set off with abalone rosette and purfling and tortoise pickguard. Body and neck bindings are ivoroid celluloid, and the bridge, fretboard, and headstock overlay are ebony. The slotted headstock is complemented by a custom abalone-and-MOP inlay and Waverley tuners; snowflakes-and-diamond position markers complete the effect. This instrument has a gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Nut and saddle are bone. This is a New Vintage instrument, combining such traditional techniques and materials such as hot hide glue with the latest in materials and technology such as computer-assisted tap tuning and carbon-fiber reinforcing. The tone is big and bold, and exceeded anything I'd hoped or expected. This guitar was sold to a customer in West Virginia in September of 2013.

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