The Customer who commissioned this piece e'd me this acknowledgement,
which he insists is off the cuff:
A treat for
all the senses! She
sits calmly, naturally in the lap , featherweight and balanced,
neck that has substance and solidity without being portly inviting the
left hand to trace its subtle contours, she smells of sanded and
caressed wood and volatilising varnish that both protects and gives
optical depth to the sheen over the gentle, seductive curves of her
body and the coquettish tilt of her head and dynamic slant of her
bridge that seems poised to spontaneously break into her siren song
from her gently aged and matured, streaked German face and her glowing
reddish-orange Pernambuco back, a song that rings as richly as the
finest dark chocolate with depth and substance joined with a
stream purity and bell-like clarity, balanced across the strings
gaining a transcendent sweetness as one moves onto her higher frets,
she tremors with joy and excitement while holding notes
that stretch on
forever ... sublime.
Thanks, Clay (Sanders)
This is my second Pernambuco
guitar, a fully
asymmetrical (JB) 00 cutaway slothead.
The left side of the top is darker because this very old wood was aged
to skim off the evidence of age.
Lots of character, and INCREDIBLE sound. I wish I had more than just
five of these tops left.
JB is short for Jack Brennerman who broke my nose in the 11th grade,
rendering my face forever asymmetrical, like this guitar. Thanks, Jack.