Marks Guitar #2

IMG_2154 IMG_2150 IMG_2151 IMG_2152 IMG_2147 IMG_2149I’ve been working on a guitar that I call Marks Guitar #2 because the first one was built for Mark Thies of Markosa Studios (a very fine recording studio in Roeland Park KS)    he wanted an acoustic guitar that was not so boomy for recording purposes so I said Maple is a good choice for the treble end of the sound spectrum ( tryin’ to sound educated you know) well it turned out to be a hit with me as well as him so I decided I wanted one too. I made the guitar from quilted Maple and Ebony throughout except some tiny B/W purfiling around the inside of the Ebony binding. The difference this time was I used Engelman Spruce for the top instead of Sitka. I wanted it to be a little less treble and to warm up the sound. ( I will hate myself if I was wrong..) the bracing being all Sitka with a Maple neck block. Here are some picks of the process…….1391720941943 1391720942510 1391720954928 1391720955630 1384172532437 1384172759925 1384172765303 1384172770812 1384172776256 1384436898408 1385251071143 1385474324163 1391720921863 1391720922533 1391720933361 IMG_2079 IMG_2075 IMG_2076 IMG_2077 IMG_2078