Some more stuff going on in the shop the last weeks. I started the next batch of two guitars for the Guitar Basar Osnabrück which are scheduled for mid 2018. The first one is going to be an OM and its made of very special woods. Old italien olivewood for the back and sides. You can see on the pictures it is not a standart two piece back. I had to "cheat" a little bit to make a back out of this wood. But it was so much worth the effort. Beautiful quarter sawn straight wood which is very rare in olivewood as the trees don't grow that large. Very nice figure in it, too.
For the top wood I picked a 25 year old Sitka spruce. You like the vintage look of the new torrefied tops that everybody offers? This is just naturally aged under best conditions for 25 years and it feels and sounds like that. I can't wait to make a guitar out of that.