Laurel rb-00

 Laurel/Myrtle rb-00


This guitar is the first strung up example of a new body shape for Queen City Guitars and a tribute to the Western US. The back and sides are beautiful mildly flamed Oregon myrtle, or California Laurel as we call it here in the Bay Area with fumed eucalyptus purfling handmade in my shop special for this guitar. Eucalyptus is not native to California, but it is rampant in many places here. Laurel makes another appearance in the binding and back purfling, cut from the sides of this guitar before they were bent. The top is Sitka spruce and Sitka makes up all the internal bracing save for a small maple bridge patch/pin reinforcement. The neck is Spanish cedar with ebony fretboard, bridge and headplate veneer. The bridge is a new design for me as well, a pyramid belly bridge. This guitar has a full and clear tone with a good balance and plenty of resonance.

Listen to this guitar being played by Terry Robb at the Vancouver International Guitar Festival this past June in the audio gallery.

—$4500 with hardshell case—

Specifications

13 fret 24.9 scale

45mm (1 & 49/64th inch) nut

57mm (2 & 7/32 in) saddle spacing

Bone nut and Saddle

Ebony bridge pins

Slotted headstock with Gotoh tuning machines

Hide glue construction througout

Two way truss rod