We would like to introduce our popular 12-fret fingerstyle guitar as a custom version with back and sides made of Wild Cherry.
Fingerstyle guitars are, as the name implies, especially good for fingerpicking. Friends of Celtic music or New Age will benefit as well as all classic guitarists switching to steel strings and not wanting to give up the usual playing attitude. The selection of Wild Cherry in combination with the 12-fret feature is attractive for lovers of fresh, transparent and brilliant sounds.
Many times we built the Ambition Fingerstyle with back and sides made of Rosewood. With this custom model we chose European Wild Cherry. Unfortunately, Cherry meeting tonewood quality requirements is available only in very small quantities and thus not very widespread. This of course also affects the price, which tends to be higher than that for Rosewood of the same quality.
The rosette is not made of abalone in this special edition, but has the three rings that are typical of our standard Ambition model. However, the "S" in the top plate is still made of Mother-of-Pearl. The sound characteristics of Wild Cherry are supported very well by the top made of Engelmann Spruce.
Bridge / Machines / Pickup
The slotted headstock is equipped with Schallermachine heads Hauser-Style. Also a classic feature is the tie bridge. Our customer didn't want a pin bridge. Due to the ball ends of the strings they are not really tied, but just pulled through.
This guitar is amplified by an L. R. Baggs Anthem SL Pickup, which is a combination of bridge plate pickup and permanently installed microphone. It excellently matches the natural sound of the guitar and at the same time features a high feedback resistance.
As requested, we provided the neck with a flat D-profile and adjusted the string position for medium attack. The nut width is 46 cm. Basically, our guitars are made very light, so that this fingerstyle guitar in combination with the aforementioned properties can be played wonderfully comfortable.
Cherry for back and sides stands for a clear, balanced tone with rather delicate, etheral highs. A guitar made of Cherry never sounds as harsh as one of Maple or as focused on the mid range as a Rosewood guitar. The sound has its very own character, which of course can still be influenced by the choice of the top wood. We proposed to our customer a relatively light top wood, as is often the case with Engelmann spruce.
|AAA Engelmann Spruce
|Spanish Cedar, spanish constructed heel
|Neck Width at Nut:
|Schaller Hauser-Style gilded, with Ebony buttons
|L. R. Baggs Anthem SL Pickup