This OM model was designed in collaboration with
the customer who wanted a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired inlay. It
has a rosewood back and sides with a cedar top.
Western red cedar top with
a sunburst finish.
Rosewood back and sides
with curly maple binding.
Gold tuning machines adorn
the peghead which is inlaid with curly maple and mother of pearl.
"CG" are the owner's initials.
Mother of pearl inlay in
the fingerboard with curly maple binding.
Rosewood rosette with a
small pearl inlay.
An ebony bridge was carved
in the same motif as the inlay.
Some photos of the design and constuction process:
The inlay design was sketched
up and sent to the customer for approval. Some inlay materials
were chosen to keep an earthy, natural look.
Here is the rim assembled
in a guitar mould.
Basic X bracing inside the
top. The braces are sitka spruce with a cedar top.
The inlay before engraving.
The completed guitar "in
the white" before any finish has been applied.
A sunburst finish really
changes the character of the guitar. The final finish is gloss
The completed guitar all
strung up and ready to go!