Steel String Parlour
Top: Indian Red Cedar
Back & Sides: Fiddleback Walnut
Neck: Mahogany with a Rosewood centre strip
Headstock, Bridge, Fretboard : Indian Ebony
This particular guitar was my first experiment with Dolphin (parabolic) bracing, something I had learnt about from the inventor of this style - George Lowden. The design itself was heavily modified from Lowden's own, but I tried to keep the principles in mind, and the result has been more than satisfactory! Extremely loud, tons of projection, and the Indian Red Cedar gives it a voice of it's own. Nothing like the Western Red Cedar tops or Spruce. I Wouldn't be surprised if this model becomes a standard offering going forward.
This guitar also visited Berlin for the Holy Grail Guitar Show in October 2016, and was extremely well received at the show, by luthiers and musicians alike!