Hawaiian Woods Classical Guitar

Made for an Hawaii Forest Industry Association competition to encourage use of non-threatened woods grown in Hawaii, the back and sides were highly-flamed Kiawe, the soundboard was heavily figured Sugi Pine, the neck and headstock were Australian Red Cedar, the fingerboard was Eucalyptus Saligna, the bridge was 'Ohi'a Lehua, and the bindings, headplate and bridge tie-block were Pheasant Wood. All woods were grown in Hawaii, and none are considered threatened: Kiawe is considered an "invasive weed", as is Eucalyptus! The peghead had my "JAD" logo in Abalone; both soundboard lower bouts were inlaid with "Maui Girl"™ hula dancer designs in Mother-of-Pearl (one topless and the other "modest"); and the guitar had my signature abalone heelcap. The guitar was fitted with 24K gold plated custom David Rodgers machine tuners with Monkeypod buttons and "Maui Girl"™ engraving.

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