The crafting of your custom guitar will use one of these standard woods:
Mahogany is a reddish-brown hardwood with a medium grain. A wood with an exceptional when chosen for proper density and integrity. Adds snap and sparkle to the instrument. A definite advantage in a traditionally boomy dreadnought. Mahogany has been underappreciated because of its historical use in simpler, and therefore less expensive, guitars.
Indian Rosewood keeps the guitar at the warm dark end of the tonal spectrum and has a rich and elegant appearance.
Maple gives a guitar a bright precise tone that is very distinct from guitars built using Rosewood.
A large variety of other wood upgrade options are available and are unique in their characteristics. We will be happy to discuss the possibilities and variety of wood choices before building your guitar.
It’s All About Style – Your Style
Ron will discuss your instrument with you and incorporate your needs and style into the construction of your new Ron Belanger instrument:
- Are you a flat picker or a finger picker?
- Do you play softly or attack the instrument with vigour?
- Do you have large or small hands?
- Do you like a wide or narrow fret board?
- What shape of neck would you like?
These and many more details are taken into account before the chisel hits the wood, so that you will have a guitar that fits you perfectly, and you will love playing.