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The Aperture was commissioned as part of a collection of instruments intended to honor the client's family members. This dedication to his granddaughter reflects her interest in environmental issues and the sciences. More about the collection can be found here.

This Guitar Features:

  • 16" Lower Bout Width, Asymmetrical Double Cutaway
  • Western Red Cedar Top ("blowdown"- harvested from forest floor)
  • Figured Cedro Espino Back and Sides (reclaimed from Gatun Lake)
  • Zapetero (reclaimed from Gatun Lake) Neck with Maple Lines
  • Maple, Cedro Espino, and Zapetero "Aperture Themed" Peghead
  • Truss Rod Cap of Recon Stone and Solomon Blackwood
  • Gotoh Tuning Machines
  • Back Tab Extended as Heel Cap 
  • Maple Binding with Fine Purfling Lines Throughout
  • Adjustable Aperture Sound Hole
  • Adjustable Aperture Side Port
  • Solomon Blackwood Fingerboard (reclaimed from Gatun Lake) with Fancy End Treatment
  • Adjustable Solomon Blackwood Bridge
  • Solomon Blackwood Carved Tailpiece with Praying Mantis Inlay Motif
  • Solomon Blackwood Pickguard with Recon Stone
  • Pickguard Mounted Stealth Volume Controls
  • 2 (Removable via USB Tabs) Kent Armstrong P-90 Style Floating Pickups Housed in Zapetero
  • Zapetero Arm Chamfer

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