May 14, 2008

Larry has been in communication with Iris, my new client, about the options for her guitar: body style, tonewoods, rosette, purfling, etc. It looks like we’re going to pursue a Parlor size with Mahogany top and Koa back/sides. This should be a stunning little guitar and I’m excited about working with Koa. I think a herringbone purfling will look nice, and I was inspired by a little Martin type 5 that I saw at Elderly to use as a model. The Martin has a spruce top and rosewood back/sides, but the appointments look nice and I’m going to try and model some of these after it.

Here’s an example of the purfling.


Another view of the Martin, followed by a Taylor that shows the Koa back possibilities.


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