This guitar was recently completed in early April of 2010. I built this instrument for to be a part of a project that was launched by a luthier named Denis Merrill.
Dennis's vision is to prove or disprove the theory that instruments tonal qualities change over time. He proposed that a series of instruments be built at the same time using wood that was nearly identical, sourced from a small section of an old growth Sitka Spruce tree. The wood selected was well quartered with an unusual reddish color, highly bear clawed, with a high count of grain lines per inch. For more on the “Sonic Sitka Project”, go to Guitarbench.com and click on the “specials” tab.