NZ Red Beech Tenor - Details
Back and Sides - New Zealand Red Beech, (Nothofagus fusca)
One of the Southern (Arctic) Beech family and closely related to Tasmanian Myrtle. The red beech's wood is the most durable of all the New Zealand beeches and is exceptionally stable.
Soundboard - Adirondack Spruce (Picea rubens)
Adirondack or Red spruce is considered by many to be The Holy Grail of Soundboards. With too many desirable qualities to list all here. To mention a few, It’s louder with a higher ceiling volume, and more dynamic than Sitka Spruce and has less distortion when played aggressively. It is Falcate Braced, with laminated King Billy Pine
Fretboard, Bindings and Bridge – Ringed Gidgee (Acacia cambagei)
Gidgee is perhaps Australia's hardest wood. “Ringed” Gidgee is the curly form and is considerably rarer. The Fretboard has a compound radius, 16” at the nut, bound with Ringed Gidgee with “Mother of Pearl” fret markers
Neck - Queensland Maple (Flindersia brayleyana)
Perhaps Australian’s Best Tonewood. Highly sought after by Australian Luthiers.
The Neck is fitted with an adjustable double action steel trussrod
Tuners - Grover Gold ‘Sta-tite’
Exceptional High-quality tuners and recognized as such around the world.
information Finish - Hand Polished, High Gloss Nitro Cellulous Lacquer
A hardwearing lacquer that is chemical resistant and easily repaired.
Sprayed with approx. 20 coats, cured, then level sanded and polished by hand to a mirror finish.
Headstock, (front) – Ringed Gidgee and (rear) - New Zealand Red Beech
Rosette – Ringed Gidgee and Australian Ebony
With ‘Mother of Pearl’ dots
Nut & Saddle – Northern Territory Buffalo Horn
Both Nut and Saddle were handmade, and custom fitted to this instrument
This instrument was originally fitted with “Worth” Brown G(low) CEA strings