Matt has been submitting his projects to our newsletter for years, as much as Matt is a gifted luthier he has finished his schooling and as a recent law school grad is heading north. Good luck Matt & Keep in touch!!!
This guitar has a western maple body and neck with and an ebony fretboard and knobs. Western maple makes up the interval dots on the fretboard.
Oil and poly hybrid finish.
A little something from the archives; and I do mean the story starts a long, long time ago.
We have two bedroom suites. One we purchased from an estate sale in the neighbourhood of Oak Bay (Victoria, BC) in 1977. A lovely black walnut set consisting of three dressers (two with mirrors) and bed unit. Jan and I purchased these prior to our wedding; we were setting up house. Great fun!! It was from the 1920’s and with 50 years of living, the dressers tops needed serious re-finishing. We set about removing the varnish; tops only. Major ‘newbie’ mistake; hadn’t considered the tops were veneered; edges were poplar – just a bit of a colour difference. Too late and we left the variation. We were young, in love, having fun and didn’t care!
Sold to a customer in Australia the eccentric piece is a solid sapele body with a laminate top of (from centre out) bubinga, cherry, figured sapele, ziricote, purpleheart, western maple, padauk, wenge, flame maple, and mahogany. The pickup rings and cavity cover are sapele, and the neck is (centre-out) bloodwood, eastern maple, walnut, cherry, and more bloodwood, with a purpleheart fretboard and maple interval dots.