PHOTOS: Figured Claro Walnut marries Swamp Ash. Sophisticated electronics, simply designed, allow you to begin with Joe Pass, then find your way through classic Alex Lifeson, John McLaughlin, and even Danny Gatton. Sweet custom DiMarzio S2 pickups lead every step.
I love the dig and snap and raw woodiness of a semi-hollowbody guitar. An immediate visceral responsiveness that we secretly envy in acoustic guitars. Although they, in turn, wish for our sustain.
Lately I've come full circle, returning to my acoustic roots. In this sense however, I mean the study of acoustic vibration...how to exploit the potential of sound waves. Attach any given guitar neck to a body and the nuances of that body will determine what you hear.
It is the other half of the equation.
VIDEO: S2 Vintage Semi-Hollowbody guitar. Avante guarde jazz guitarist Rich Rosenthal and singer/songwriter Freshy are featured.
PHOTO: Master grade quarter sawn Curly Maple. Multi-scale compound radius fretboard geometry. Polished stainless steel 6105 frets. Abalone inlay.
The neck on this guitar will surprise, then immediately delight you. The familiar touch of wood but coupled with extraordinary sustain and note evenness. Lightweight, musically resonant titanium forms the central core support structure.
Someone is going to fall in love with this guitar. In about a week, my work will be complete, and S2 Vintage Semi-Hollowbody is ready to become yours. Inquire with Laura Masi if you see yourself playing this machine.
PHOTOS: Luthier's joint angled headstock. Hipshot locking tuners. TOONE & TOWNSEND precision machined bridges. Balanced and beautiful, ready to sing...