This "MiniGuitar", with a 22 " scale, has ziricote back and
joins the body at the 14th fret, and like all my instruments,
is reinforced with a carbon fiber truss rod, for strength
and stability. The fingerboard has been radiused
to enhance playability and for aesthetic reasons. Like traditional classical guitars, fingerboard markers have
been omitted, but side markers have been provided to aid in positioning.
This "Mini" has Rosewood back and sides and an Engelman Spruce top. The binding is rosewood
with basswood purfling. The rosette is made up of alternating bands of rosewood and maple. The
one piece, Honduran Mahogany neck is reinforced with a carbon fiber truss rod. The fingerboard and
bridge are neck joins the body, using a Spanish heal, at the 14th fret, with 19 frets total. The neck is
1 7/8 inches wide
at the nut, making it slightly narrower than your typical classical guitar. The headstock overlay
is made up of a rosewood/maple/rosewood "sandwich" and is inlaid with an abalone "R." Abalone
side positioning markers are provided as well. It has Waverly tuners with ebony buttons.
Mini Guitar "Neko"
The back and sides of this Mini is constructed of Indonesian Blackwood. The one piece
Honduran Mahogany neck is reinforced with a carbon fiber truss rod and is joined to the
body at the 14th fret. The radiused ebony fingerboard board has no markers on the face,
as is customary with classical guitars, but side dots are provided to aid in positioning. The
nut and compensated saddle are made of bone and have been radiused to match the
fingerboard. The bookmatched peghead overlay has light colored "ears" that reminded me
of a cat. The tuners are made in Switzerland by Schertler.
Koa Mini with a mahogany neck. Ebony fingerboard
has been radiused, as with all my instruments. Of
course the neck has been reinforced with a carbon
fiber truss rod and has a 22 inch scale. Slot head
with Waverly tuners. Custom made Ameritage case.