A Chechen Guitar
2011 LEAF Raffle Guitar –click here for details
Audio File: Handcrafted Chechen Dreadnought Guitar
This guitar has an enchanting full rich dreadnought tone. It is one more in the nice long line of Lichty Guitars that are paired up visually and acoustically to take your breath away. “There is a distinct sound that is a part of the tonal composition of every Lichty Guitar. They sound fabulous and they sound like Lichtys,” a guitar aficionado recently shared with us.
Features: Chechen back and sides, Engelmann Spruce top, Ebony fretboard, bridge and head plate, Chechen and pearl rosette and ivroid binding.
What is Chechen? Chechen (Metopium brownei) is a species of tree that grows in Mexico and Central America. It is often referred to as Caribbean Rosewood, because of its habitat and characteristics, though not a true rosewood. Chechen is a little known tonewood that is hard, dense and tight-grained and that can be found in colors ranging from amber to dark brown with beautiful figure. Given it offers a sustainable alternative to rosewoods, we expect you will be hearing more and more about it.