This is a single cutaway design with a five piece through the body neck. The body is Honduran Mahogany as is the 5 piece neck laminated with Maple. The top is an exceptional Single piece of Presentation Grade Quilted Maple with a Red Burst finish. The neck and headstock are bound with three piece Maple and Red Pin Stripe that matches the Top finish. The fretboard is Cocobolo that extends to the headstock face and truss rod cover.
The fretboard has a subtle Flame Inlay motif of Abalone. The Cocobolo on the headstock is left sanded to a 600 grit level and then oiled to closely match the color of the fretboard. The result is a flawless soft matt feel that closely matches the natural Cocobolo on the fretboard. The guitar is equipped with Chromed Tone Pros bridge and tail as well as Grover tuners. The pickups are a pair of Dimarzio’s with a Custom PAF-DP195 in the neck position wired series/parallel and an F spaced Air Zone - DP192 in the bridge in series. This is a great set of pickups for a 24 fret guitar at stage volumes, very touch sensitive and articulate. It has lots of balls but doesn’t color the wood’s tonal character.
The control knobs are natural wood bells made from the same Maple material recessed into the top with a three position pickup selector and phase switch. The over all finish work of this instrument is without equal. There is not a rough edge anywhere, and the combination of a rare One Piece Presentation grade Quilted Maple top finished in a Scarlet Red Burst with the Cocobolo fretboard and headstock is masterfully done.
This instrument is perfect for a variety of playing styles and as always with New Orleans Guitars the fit and finish are flawlessly done