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!
TYPE OF INSTRUMENT
|Instrument #||40-SC TB|
|Name:||The Asher 1|
|Size:||Super Concert Thin Body|
|Body Type:||Figure Eight|
|Type of Build:||Basic|
Binding: Brazilian Rosewood with white Purfling