Matt Walberg of the Two Old Hippies store in Nashville, TN, visited us to design a comfortable and powerful parlor guitar. The small size of the parlor guitar makes it
Top: European Spruce
European spruce, picea abies, originates in Germany or Italy. European spruce is usually from the Dolomites in Italy, and is often thought of as the ultimate wood for classical guitars because of its light weight and stiffness, coupled with its very pale, even coloration. The tone profile provides a sound rich in overtones, focused, full of nuance and tone color — a sound often preferred by fingerpickers. It offers a quicker response and greater headroom than Engelmann. Usually takes a slightly longer period of playing time to open up than Engelmann or Sitka. The coloration is even, pale and very light in color
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Indian rosewood, dalbergia latifolia, originates in India and southern Iran. Indian rosewood has been the standard rosewood choice for decades. It is often associated with the great dreadnoughts, and is an amazingly neutral wood that takes its personality from the player. Well-balanced lows, mids, and highs make it a natural for many styles. For the past 30 years, a vast majority of high-end steel-string and classical guitars have been made from Indian rosewood. The tone has well-balanced lows, mids, and highs. It is famous for rich basses and a clear treble response. It is a black-streaked wood with coloration that usually leans toward purplish brown, and then oxidizes to a rich brown color.