This custom 14 fret ellis Acoustic Guitar OM features a cutaway body shape, solid african blackwood guitar tonewood back and sides with sap back and sides and solid Bearclaw Spruce soundboard.
african blackwood tonewood guitar
Other custom features include ergonomic wedge which improves players posture. The ergonomic wedge tips the finger board towards the player making it better to play. The African blackwood tonewood guitar has a side sound hole. The side sound hole gives the player more of the sound than a listener would hear.
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Every guitar starts with tonewood selection. The most important characteristics for tonewoods are stability, lightness, strength and aesthetics. african blackwood guitar tonewood ticks all those boxes. Soundboards need to be very strong, light and stiff. Spruce has all these features. The Bearclaw Spruce used in this guitar has the added feature of beautiful figuring. “Bearclaw” figuring is so named because it looks like a bear has used the tree to sharpen its claws and left small waves in the grain.