View Full Version : Ambrosia Maple and Ancient Spruce Tenor

03-11-2015, 06:19 PM
This one is a real looker, even if I do say so myself.

Made from an orphaned guitar back set of Ambrosia Maple, paired up with an Ancient Spruce soundboard. Trim in Ebony and Honduran Rosewood. Hipshot tuners and a K&K Aloha twin installed. And yes, it's a lefty.


03-11-2015, 06:27 PM
that ancient spruce is just amazing. love the dark natural color

03-11-2015, 10:36 PM
"I'd sure hate to think I reached perfection. I'd loose the enthusiasm to get up in the morning."

Looks like you wont be moving from your bed until lunch time from now on!

03-12-2015, 03:07 AM
Now that is a beauty, Allen. Gorgeous combination of the ambrosia maple and the "aged" spruce. I'm not normally a fan of dark tops on a lighter colored b/s set, but in this case I would grab it and not let go. How would you describe the sound (compared to a standard spruce top)?

Habanera Hal
03-12-2015, 08:07 AM
Another outstanding build, Allen. http://www.mazeguy.net/surprised/jaw-dropping.gif

03-12-2015, 11:00 AM
Really pretty one!

03-12-2015, 11:18 AM
I can't get much of a tune out of this one, being strung up as a lefty it just throughs me.

But the tone from what I can tell is so much more like a mahogany top than spruce.

Hippie Dribble
03-12-2015, 11:29 AM
Truly a stunning piece of art. This is my favourite Barron River in terms of aesthetics. What a fabulous wood match. Oooh, gettin twitchy again...

Any more Ambrosia left Allen?

03-12-2015, 01:52 PM
My inferiority complex just got a little worse

03-12-2015, 07:10 PM
I have the next consecutive cut to that set. And some other pattern that I've had for about 8 years now. More pinks in it and none of the deep staining like this one has.

03-12-2015, 10:27 PM
What kind of tuners are those?

03-13-2015, 10:39 AM
The tuners are made by Hipshot.

03-13-2015, 07:16 PM
Maple/Spruce is one of my favorite. This one is super cool!

Gotta love them tuning machines. . . they make Schaller replicas now, if you want something that looks like everything else, which is okay sometimes.