Ask Bob: JKSM, Satinwood

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
By: Bob Taylor

Question: I have a mint condition JKSM [Jewel Kilcher Signature Model]. Can you tell me about the wood this great instrument was made of?
Charlie Boxwell

Answer: It's called satinwood. It comes from Africa. That was a particularly nice batch. It makes a nice guitar, but isn't typically used, thus is hard to find a second time around. Sometimes a batch of wood just falls in our laps and we go with it. That's what happened with this wood.