New Spruce/Ziricote CITES Free Guitar

Here are a few photos of a guitar that I’ve been working on quite closely with a client. Spruce top and ziricote back and sides. The sides are laminated with cypress. The bracing is a the five fan Barbero hijo plan that I’ve used quite often over the past several years. It features my new rosette design with alternating Spanish cedar, walnut and maple hexagonal tiles. After comparing many woods and making several incarnations, we decided to go with a padauk bridge with brass reinforced holes. The purlfings are all hand made and the veneers are thicknessed by hand. The top ebony bindings are a hefty .100” in order to allow a large bevel for more comfort on the right arm. I find this to be much more attractive than an arm rest. Tuning machines will be Scheller with ebony buttons. I can’t wait to get this one strung up!