Wenge Small Jumbo Custom Guitar G75
Features: Wenge jumbo style guitar with a Sitka spruce top, wedge body, custom headplate with bloodwood binding, mahagony neck, ebony fretboard with bloodwood binding and stainless steel frets, multi-scale neck, ebony bridge, side soundport, bloodwood armrest bevel, bloodwood body binding
This was a wonderful project for both the luthier and the customer. Here is what Steve Effren shared after his custom guitar arrived:
I got the guitar yesterday and just let it sit in the box acclimating to the harsh Florida winter. Cracked it open today and proceeded to play the heck out of it. It really plays AMAZINGLY well! And the ergo features really make it super comfortable to play. I have to admit, this is my first acoustic instrument with wenge. It really kills for this guitar!!! I suspected it would sound great and I’m glad I gave it a try. I am diggin’ how tight the low notes are and the terrific note separation on jazzier chords on the wound strings. No mud!!!
And what a beauty to look at! The bloodwood is too sexy. The attention to detail is awesome and just the right amount of bling for my tastes. What can I say about the alien-head faceplate (crafted by Jay from wood that Steve sent to him). Seems like it should be a totem in some shamanistic ritual to communicate with ancient aliens (I’ve been watching to much H2 network). It makes the guitar really feel like it’s very personal. That ebony was a fortuitous and bizarre find. I’m glad we could incorporate it.
Also, I was so excited at first to play the guitar that I hadn’t really peeked into the soundhole and scrutinized the neck joint. Man, that thing is a work of art. It really incorporates so smoothly and, dare I say, sexy in the way it seems to meld into the body of the guitar. I just sat there staring at it for a good long while!
I have enjoyed the heck out of this process and I thank very, very much for making it happen. I’ve been staring at all the ukes on your website for months now. Never played one, but boy they make me want to….
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