The Asher 1 (SOLD)

A custom order for Luthier Bill Asher of “Asher Guitars”. All the Brazilian Rosewood supplied through the Penberthy Collection. The top is Redwood found in a barn sited for demolition. The barn was built between 1900 and 1905 and the repurposed lumber was split up between some wood fanatics.

Handed down to me from a “mad” wood collector, one of the 4” x 10” support posts proved to be tight grained and perfectly quarter sawn with vertical grain – and more material from this post is available for future builds! The Hummingbird and the Plumeria flowers are inlayed white shell – an ongoing tribute to Bill’s Mother. The Bridge ties up the Strings with Scrimshawed Ivory from an old fan found in an Auction. Altogether the sound and resonance are unreal!



Instrument #40-SC TB
Name:The Asher 1
Size:Super Concert Thin Body
Body Type:Figure Eight
Type of Build:Basic


Sides:Brazilian Rosewood
Back:Brazilian Rosewood
Fretboard:Brazilian Rosewood
Bridge:Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock:Brazilian Rosewood

Binding: Brazilian Rosewood with white Purfling
Rosette: Half Chevron