The choice of timbers is constant with the concept of these limited edition guitars. Solid African Wenge on the Back and Sides is an incredible tonewood with deep, rich bass and clear top end presence yet its aesthetic is a simple and understated with tight grain characteristics and rich chocolate colours. European Spruce has always had an appeal for Custom Shop guitars with a thicker tonal quality and its brilliant crisp white appearance. Thus creating a stark contrast to the Wenge back and sides and adding to the guitars number one objective – an incredible consistent tone developed over 10 years. The X iv X inlays and the genuine mother of pearl side dots are hand inlaid as is the genuine American Rock maple pinstripes. Subtle, Refined – Beautiful.
The end result of the 10 4 10 guitars is a sound that is truly remarkable. Deep, thick and rich bass response that has Grand Piano type qualities. The Classic Maton mid-range sound is ever-present and something that will create a haven of sonic frequencies for finger style enthusiasts to lose themselves in.
Finally, the bright and punchy top end trebles are abundant and cut through the mix of lower tones that fall before them. All of these 10 guitars represent a world class, sophisticated sound that has the incredible balance of the entire tonal palate. Harmonic overtones and sustain are abundant in this refined instrument and make it a must for collectors and guitar enthusiasts to explore.
Model 10th Anniversary X iv X
Body Shape Dreadnought Cutaway
Soundboard European Spruce
Back and Sides Wenge
Outer Binding Queen Ebony
Inner Binding Custom Pin Binding
Neck Honduran Mahogany. Wenge and Rock Maple Stringer
Headstock Veneer – Heritage Headstock. Madagascan Ebony Rock Maple Pinstripe
Fingerboard Ebony – Genuine Mother of Pearl Dots. X iv X inlay with Rock Maple inlaid
Fretwire Dunlop Std
Number of frets 21