OM Style Spalted Beech Guitar
Here's the spec :
TOP - Special Grade Sitka Spruce.
BACK & SIDE - (Proud) Irish Spalted Beech.
NECK - Mahogany with African Blackwood veneers on headstock.
ROSETTE & HEELCAP - 3000 year old Irish Bog Oak.
BRIDGE - African Blackwood.
BINDINGS - African Blackwood.
The Spalted Beech in this guitar was sourced locally in Piltown Co. Kilkenny. It was a monster of a tree that blew down in a storm a few years ago. I was lucky enough to secure the purchase of this fine tree. African Blackwood is sourced from a village in Co. Waterford. Bog Oak is from the bogs near Tybroughney Castle by the River Suir.
I have to say this guitar has shocked and astounded me. I was not expecting to get the sound I have from this guitar. It blows Rosewood out of the water, and for being Irish wood it is magnificent. I'll certainly be making many more instruments with this Beech.
Inside it I have top graded Spruce billetes resawn into soundboard bracing which achieved beautiful sound for Irish woods. Real bright high tones, very high mid tones and perfect bass.
Binding was put together in the workshop with green white green Sycamore veneers with a touch of green dye.
All in all this guitar is from home, carrying the true Irish colours, the Green White and Gold 🇮🇪
Exotic Ebony OM Style Guitar
Here's the spec :
TOP - Special Grade Sitka Spruce
BACK & SIDES - Exotoc Ebony
NECK - Mahogany with 3000 yr old Irish Bog Oak Veneers on back of headstock, African Blackwood veneer on the front.
ROSETTE - Irish Bog Oak with Abalone Pearl inlay.
HEEL CAP & WEDGE - Irish Spalted Beech.
TUNERS - Gotoh 380
Hardwearing EVO Gold fretwire & two way truss rod.
This is a beauty not only to eye but also to the ear with clear, crisp sound and stunning clarity. Hard to show the real beauty in photographs with such an excellent finish, all you get is reflection!