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Layered Walnut

Our layered wood construction features three wood layers: a middle core of poplar with a thinner layer on each side. Layered walnut’s rich brown hues lend a pleasing aesthetic warmth to the guitars that showcase it.
Layered Walnut

Used On: 100 Series

We use layered woods for the back and sides of some of our guitars for their blend of sound quality, durability, and affordability. Layered wood construction also enables us to preserve tonewood resources. Although layered wood guitars won’t yield quite the same level of tonal complexity as an all-solid guitar, all are paired with a solid wood top to produce a rich, responsive voice that will continue to improve with time and extended play. Layered walnut provides a strong backbone for our 100 Series, adding subtle touches of high-end sparkle together with midrange presence. An outer layer of walnut is overlaid onto a poplar core (with a layer of sapele on the other side). The layering process also allows us to bend an arch into the back for extra strength and produces a durable that travels well.