The Bluesbox Collection
The face, back and sides appear to be made of birch. It was originally fitted with nylon strings, but the fingerboard is way too narrow to be suitable for classical or flamanco playing, so I had no qualms about rebuilding the bridge to use steel strings. The rosette around the soundhole is a decal, the "binding is painted on. I discovered upon inspecting the inside, that the guitar is fan-braced, which explained the fairly rich tone coming out of this little box. I added a Bridge Doctor and beefed up the bridge with some maple laminate before restringing it. The pickguard shown in this view was also added by me. The body on this instrument is exceedingly thin solid wood, so the guitar is very light weight and has surprising volume and tone for such a small bodied guitar.
Here is the back. The three piece neck is perfectly straight and made from mahogany. I suspect that it is steel reinforced, though there is no label or other indication to verify that assumption. The peghead has typical classical styling. I have replaced the plastic clad posts with these steel ones to accomodate the steel strings. The scale on this instrument is only 21 1/2". The overall length is exactly 34". This would make a fine travel guitar.