Handcarved headstock, bridge saddle and tailpiece
Fishman(tm) on- board preamp system
Maple necks with satin finish
25 inch scale with 19 frets (guitar neck)
Medium nickel silver fretwire
Mother of pearl inlay fret markers
Steel side markers
Bone nut on guitar neck
4 strings on guitar neck tuned to open G (GDGB), string gauges 13, 17, 26, and 34
4 strings on harp neck tuned to GBCD, string gauges 42, 45, 47, and 52
Approximate dimensions: overall length 37", Body Length 11 3/4" x Width 8 1/2" x Depth 4 5/8"
The Reckoning. This is a unique cigar box style incarnation of a harp guitar, and is the culmination of months of planning, designing, and creating. Original artwork abounds throughout this piece with woodburning, hand carving, and hand painting from head to toe, and front to back. Featuring a bone nut, mother of pearl inlays, and an on board Fishman(tm) preamp, this one-of-a-kind instrument may just take your breath away and fill your soul with music...
Special notes: The bridge and bridge saddle are purposefully NOT glued down, but rather held by string tension. This allows for future adjustments if necessary. Should you prefer higher or lower action, you can replace nut and/or bridge rods with those of a larger or smaller diameter. Also, leaving the bridge and saddle “floating” allows for intonation adjustments as needed.
Helpful Tip - if intonation at the 12th fret is sharp, slide the bridge slightly back toward the tailpiece until the note is in tune. Likewise, if the intonation at the 12th fret is flat, slide the bridge slightly forward toward the nut until the note is in tune. When changing strings, do so one at a time in order in order to maintain bridge and nut positioning. Naturally, you can contact me if you have any questions.