#14 Cedar and Indian Rosewood

Number 14 is a lively and resonant small bodied Classical guitar.  This body size is just a bit smaller, improving ergonomics and focus of sound. The harmonics on all frets are effortless to create, with clear sustain on all notes.  This will make someone very happy as a concert guitar. 

This guitar was made entirely in tribute to my master Peter Oberg. All of the woods were acquired from Peter when he sold off his shop. I also used the jigs he created for side lamination and body outside mold for this guitar. You may notice a different headstock shape than my normal headstock, and that is because he started work on this neck and completed it up to headstock shaping before I bought the partially completed neck from him. Most importantly, I built this the way I build all of my instruments… the way he built them.

This instrument has the following characteristics:

  • Western Red Cedar top.  Perfectly quartersawn with no runout, stripey grain coloration, and awesome medulary rays throughout. I wish all cedar was this good!
  • East Indian Rosewood back and sides. 
  • Sides are laminated with Port Orford Cedar as the internal wood.  This adds mass to the sides, which helps boost sustain and projection.
  • Spanish Cedar neck, with Peter’s headstock crown since he created it.
  • Gabon Ebony fingerboard
  • Brazilian Rosewood 6-hole bridge
  • Indian Rosewood bindings with subtle black – green – white purflings
  • 645mm scale length, 54mm nut width, 44 mm center to center string spacing at nut
  • Partial 20th fret for upper 2 strings
  • Mother of pearl side fret marker on 7th fret
  • Hauser symmetrical 7-fan bracing
  • Hiscox case available