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A highly figured Honduran Mahogany SJ with a Cedar top. This rare Mahogany was from the famous “Tree” that was written about in “Fine Woodworking” magazine because of its rare and beautiful figure. Brazilian top edge perimeter, back center strip, end wedge borders, bindings, and headstock veneers.
The Brazilian Rosewood in this guitar came from a salvaged “beam” that Jim was able to purchase during a trip to Brazil. Old growth, straight grained and quarter sawn, it sports the characteristics many consider the “grail” of Brazilian. Paua shell top perimeter edge, back center strip, and end wedge borders. Optional paua fingerboard and headstock edging. Koa bindings with Koa infilled doves and “O” logo.
An extremely rare Brazilian wood, this beautiful three-dimensional Pernambuco back and sides is mostly known for violin bows. A master grade European spruce top, ebony fingerboard and bridge. Ebony headstock with Pernambuco headstock back inset. Paua abalone infilled dove fingerboard inlays with matching infilled dove bridge wings. Paua infilled headstock â€œOâ€ logo. Paua backstrip and end wedge borders. Dark Pernambuco body bindings and pernambuco heel cap insert. Custom large â€œone ringâ€ Paua abalone rosette. Fingerboard wbw purfling. Satin Gold Gotoh tuners with “O” logo and ebony buttons. Honey beige Calton deluxe case with embossed “O” logo on lid.
Sheoak is a rare wood from Tasmania. This was a first ever for Olson Guitars. This SJ has a European spruce top with Brazilian binding and soundhole appointments. Orca inlays by Craig Lavin.
African Blackwood back and sides. An “LS” Redwood top. Wide paua rosette. Paua top perimeter edging, back center strip, and end wedge borders. Hummingbird inlay by Craig Lavin.