1- Solid Gold plaque with your name
Brazilian Rosewood has become an always harder to come by Tonewood. Both the amazing speculation around the species and the always more rare "beautiful sets" to come by, have made it a non sequitur for me to build with the Brazilian species as I used to. I have kept this last set for almost a decade. It is an old set, approximately 120 years old. I purchased it in late 1998. The tap tone surprised me when we were testing the set and as we were choosing the top, marquetry and overall design of this queen. Its deep, dark chocolate brown tone is stunning and very rare. I wanted to use Sinker Redwood for the top and the most stunning Green Abalone touches all around the top, on the rosette and on the bridge. The Green Abalone touches were intended to bring out her royal spirit. She is breathtaking. My wife and children have not stopped admiring her since I brought her at the San Bernardino residence for her photo shoot and video session. Asturias flies across the fingerboard with amazing ease. Her response, punch, stain and clarity are a dream come true. The cutaway makes it so easy to move around and the action is simply put perfect. The resonance and speed of the sound is what strikes me the most and it had been a while since I could flavor the goodies of this amazing Brazilian Tonewood. Every curve, every minute detail speaks of love, dedication and reverence to the Lord for allowing me to participate in his creative efforts. The delicate marquetry with the amazing green abalone touches makes you fall in love with the this beauty every time your eyed find her. This stunning Brazilian Rosewood guitar is the last one I will build to add to my stock. Do not let her go. S.D.G.