Luthier's Notes: FS (fingerstyle) Model, 12 frets to body (bridge moved back to sweet spot), Highly quilted Mango back/sides, EXTREMELY highly figured Bearclaw Sitka spruce top, laminated neck (standard feature on our guitars), double action truss rod, carbon fiber reinforcement bars either side of the truss rod, Mango rosette with double rings of Paua, Bocote bindings, fine black/white/black violin purflings on side and back with '40' style Paua bordering the top, fully mitered at all joints, green abalone top purflings, bordered with b/w/b lines, African ebony fretboard, Brazilian Rosewood bridge, Ebony bridge pins with pearl dots, modified L-1 fretboard inlay, Ebony headstock, back headstock overlay of burl; gold Gotoh tuners w/burl buttons, bone nut and saddle, 1 3/4" nut spacing 2 1/4" bridge pin spacing, clear pickguard.
Bob Singer's Notes: Before I design a guitar with a luthier, I have a sound in mind. I buy the wood, we design the guitar focusing on that sound. Never having used Mango before and knowing it had similar characteristics to Koa, we built it with that in mind. The guitar doesn't sound like Koa, it has much more volume and has the 'crispest' sound I have ever played. It's almost hard to describe as, I've never played a guitar quite like this before. It has such power, presence and brightness, it's amazing. A one of a kind sound! The inlay artwork on the headplate and neck are alligators' by inlay artist Craig Lavin.
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