Monday, January 22, 2024

Got a one of a kind guitar from the maker himself !

This was his first handmade guitar, and when asked he said "The First" was me being silly".It's got all mahogony construction with a solid spruce top.  Stung half and half with steel and nylon strings, with a monster classical proportioned neck.  It is a standard neck length with shortened body.Following is an "as found" photo documentation, dust and all!The other guitar shown paired at the bottom is my Alvarez 5224 I bought new in 1992.  I removed the pick guard about five years later, and added an under the bridge pickup with a strap peg plug.  I intend on doing the same to The First, as well as other modifications which will be shown forthcoming, time willing.