FRETS.COM New Instrument Review
December 9, 2003

Old Brazilian rosewood, new treatment
Michihiro Matsuda

© Frank Ford, 2003; Photos by FF

Michi tells me that he got his inspiration for this unique heel carving from the traditional Japanese samisen. The body is old growth Brazilian rosewood and Italian spruce. The peghead veneers and some of the decorative elements on the face are spalted Brazilian rosewood. (Spalting is the pattern of black stain that results from fungus attacking dead trees.)


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