2017 Tim Steis    This guitar is sold but can be reproduced and customized.

Woods:  Indian rosewood back and sides, solid cedar top. Spalted maple rosette. Cedar neck. French polish shellac throughout.

Comment: this is guitar #7 for Tim, graduate of Florida State University guitar studies graduate school program. Tim interned with Ross Gutmeier, noted Baltimore luthier, and is now building on his own. His #6 is available through this site.

The primary idea behind Tim’s work to date is to maintain the color palette of a solid top guitar, without lattice bracing  or double top. The bracing pattern he attributes to the big sound  is the German idea of three struts, running parallel to the top grain. Certainly a minimal bracing, enough to stabilize the top, but nothing beyond that. The result is remarkable–a quick response, bright trebles, ample sustain.  Both this and his previous guitar have considerable energy and a tone the sound sample should validate. Tim is the player here.

Any variation on this instrument is available through Chartwell Guitar.

 

 

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