This began as a custom order, and I have decided to make 3 or 4 more of this model in the coming years. I often work in this manner, as a client will suggest certain tonal and aesthetic preferences, and the inspiration to further “dial in” the design will push me onward. With the Calore I use all my best European woods, maple from the former Yugoslavia and spruce from the Tyrol region of northern Italy. Combined with rosewood bindings and ebony fittings, a striking image and powerful sustaining tone are achieved. Regarding the finish, I shaded the lacquer with a “heated” look - as though it were aflame.
Materials - European spruce and maple, best pick
Body size - 17 or 18”
Scale length - 25.25”
Finish - Nitrocellulose lacquer