This instrument is built in the same style as all of Jeff’s guitars from 1990 to his current creations.
The philosophy behind this style of building is to create a consistent stiffness, size and volume within the body of the instrument, which allows many of the normally variable parameters of the guitar, to be tightly controlled in a consistent way.
This allows the soundboard to be built as a very light and stiff structure. Approaching building in this way, creates an instrument with a huge dynamic range. It can be played with a light touch whilst producing meaningful musical tones and can be played very hard producing an unusually powerful and loud output with strong projection, without overpowering the instrument.
The body is constructed from Brazilian Rosewood outer veneers, with laminated veneers and epoxy resin, pressed into an arching similar to the shape of a cello back, with no internal bracing. The Soundboard is selected quartersawn, Western Red Cedar with lattice bracing of Balsa and Carbon Fibre.
The neck is Central American Mahogany with an Indian Ebony fretboard. The finish is a very hard and durable gloss lacquer on the back, sides and neck. The soundboard is finished in a different way. To provide protection whilst allowing the soundboard to remain light in weight and therefore maintain maximum responsiveness, it has a minimal application of low gloss lacquer.