Classica Negra

Body: Hauser based

Woods: Curly Macassar Ebony, Bearclaw Sitka Spruce, Spanish Cedar neck with Snakewood and maple laminates, Snakewood Fretboard, Snakewood bridge, Snakewood appointments, Whirling wheel radial rosette in Macassar Ebony

Construction Details: 7 brace Swiss Moon Spruce, Cedar lining and back bracing, Reynolds C Block architecture neck in Spanish Cedar, rosewood/maple laminate bridge plate, progressive heel stack, headstock veneer and backstrap in matching Curly Macassar Ebony, double reverse maple back purfling. Gilbert tuners with Snakewood buttons. Evo fret wire, buffalo horn nut and buffalo bone nut.

Notes: This one of a kind classical guitar employs woods rarely seen in such an instrument. The Classica Negra has a rare set of Curly Macassar Ebony coupled with very stiff bearclaw spruce from Alaska. The appointments are all made from Snakewood including the hand carved bridge, which uses an 18 hole string set which locks the string ends in place and ensures no dreaded string slap. With a well balanced sound, this guitar demonstrates clear projection and note separation one would expect from a rosewood instrument. The asymmetrical neck carve provides very smooth transitions when playing complex Spanish pieces that require quick upper fret position movements. Finished in nitrocellulose lacquer with a French Polish top.