Rio ASAD

Pretty or what? A thin bookmatched overlay of Rio rosewood onto a quartersawn Irish sycamore body (with a bit of figure too). The contrast of the dark heartwood and the cream sapwood (blending into the cream of the sycamore around the edge) makes for dramatic looks. Pickups are Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates and Jazz making for a very hot sounding guitar with lots of drive and harmonics. The neck is two pieces of figured Honduran mahogany (that I got from a furniture maker) with a central laminate of rosewood. The ebony fingerboard is bound with enony.