This was built from a kit, with assembly, sunburst finish and clearcoat, added Humbucker custom pickup, all done by me.
This shape is similar to an OM, but on a larger scale. Closer to dreadnaught width of lower bout, but more shape at the waist.
This is one of the three new shapes I created during the pandemic. At stands for "Anderson Travel" with the "mini" added to the smaller model.
The middle portion of this back is Ziricote or Mexican Blackwood. It is beautiful against the flame Maple!
The V wedge for this guitar is Ziricote, matching the back wood.
This guitar features a unique top of figured (that is, uniquely marked) Engelmannn Spruce. No two are ever exactly alike. This top was chosen for it's deeper, sonorous resonance, and responds to a wide range of attack, from softest to medium hard, with sparkle, resonance, air and delicacy.
This is the figured black Walnut on the back of the OM with the Figured Engelmann top; awesome playing and looking instrument!
The finished Maple OM with Engelmann top, plays with great warmth and delicateness!
This is a three piece neck with a mahogany heel cap, made for the Jumbo guitar. Sold.
The sides of the Jumbo were Cocobolo, while the back was Mahogany. This was made while setting up the shop and trying new things, not wanting to risk matching body wood. However, the guitar came out with solid, deep and balanced tone; a pleasure to play!
The finished Jumbo, showing my original bridge and peg head designs!
Original shaped and sized bridge made for each guitar.
An arm bevel can be added to any build, for an additional cost. Adds comfort to any shape, and particularly effective on larger bodies to reduce pressure and fatigue.
Sapele/Paldao OM back braces. The Sitka strip down the center helps strengthen the back seam where the book matched pieces are joined.
This closeup shows the Paldao sides with custom, matching binding meeting the Sapele back. Sold.
This was an experiment in mixed woods with Sapele on the back and Paldao on the sides. The V wedge is Padauk. The end result was a nice sounding if unusual guitar. Sold.
This is the top of the Sapele/Paldao OM, a first time sunburst for me. The color tone of the burst complimented the Padauk fret board beautifully!
The fretboard and peg head are inlaid with abalone, hand-cut maple leaves
The back of the Ambrosia Mpale OM with backstrip and inlay, before applying the finish.
Maple Madness OM, of Ambrosia Maple with varied maple leaves, abalone and mother of pearl on fretboard and peg head.