Figured Brazilian rosewood headstock faceplate with Blackwood bindings
Paua back center strip
Beautiful tail wedge with paua that ties in visually with the rosette
Bone nut & saddle
Waverly butterbean Relic tuning machines
Flight case included
Now for the back story:
Santa Maria Mahogany is a Med-High density Hard wood with rich, beautiful coloration and graining. Santa Maria (Calophyllum Brasiliense) grows naturally throughout areas of South and Central America. It is also kown as Jacraeuba and Bella Maria. It was used by the natives in the early 1900s to build boats from, because of it’s water tolerant characteristics.
Bill Tippin acquired this wood when he was building, and repairing Boats in his younger days. When he started Making guitars he re-sawed the lumber, and began crafting guitars out of it. He has held onto this particular set for many years, waiting for the special occasion to create something wonderful from it.
The tone is very similar to Cuban , warm and rich, and Is a sub species of Cuban. It is very hard to get the old dense quarter Sawn Santa Maria any more, because of the over use with Yachts and Furniture through the years. We are very fortunate to be able to offer it here, in the form of this exquisite, handmade Tippin Guitar.
This guitar received the usual Petros treatment for a deluxe guitar - in that is has beautiful, intricate carved tuner buttons, truss rod cover, and end pin
The bridge on this particular guitar is elegantly reminiscent of the Renaissance Period
The Ebony fretboard has matching wooden fret markers
The headstock, fretboard, body & heelcap are bound
The rosette is a large, carved affair, bordered by sparkling abalone
A true work of art, it sounds as good as it looks!
Near Mint conditon
One thing we like about this small guitar is the smaller nut width. Traditionally, you will find a wider, 1 13/16" nut width on parlor guitars and smaller. This one breaks the mold with a comfortable 1 11/6" nut for smaller hands.
The top is built up from sections of Oregon pine from a washback vessel from the Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye.
This vessel held hot spirit continually for around forty years before the timber came to Fylde.
The back and sides are quartered Oak from salvaged Single Malt Whisky casks, which have been soaked in maturing alcohol first in America or Spain, then in Scotland, for perhaps ten years before reaching the Fylde workshop.
The neck and fingerboard are made from sections of both timbers.
The look is earthy
The work is tidy
The tone is Gutsy!
Reclaimed Oak & Pine neck (laminated) and headstock veneer
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