This model, dubbed “The Bird” is a short-scale (just 24 5/8″) square-shouldered beauty that has a very sweet and warm yet articulate sound. The instrument just begs to assist you in songwriting, as it is a joy to play and to hear. The short scale gives it a lower string tension, which many players find extremely comfortable. Madagascar rosewood fingerboard and bridge, ivoroid-bound body and fingerboard, split-parallelogram fingerboard inlay, relic Waverly tuners, gorgeous sunburst finish! Other sunburst options available. Please inquire.
24 5/8′ Scale
Mahogany Back and Sides
Sitka Spruce Top
Price includes your choice of regular or thermally cured ( Torrified ) top normally included for this model with the exception of Engleman or euro spruce unless those become available in the future.
It also includes your choice of standard gloss finish, or closet relic finish. I’m not into severely road wearing your instrument, I’d prefer to let you do that your self.
However, I do believe that there are a couple of sonic advantages to the closet relic finish. First it allows me to apply 50% less lacquer, resulting in an incredibly thin overall film thickness.
Secondly, I believe that in “Crazing” the finish, it breaks the surface tension of the film, allowing for a more relaxed, easy and open response for all playing styles. Plus all of the cool kids are doing it!