Peter Coombe Mandolins and Guitars
Guitar for sale
Tiger Myrtle OM guitar #293 $3900 (includes case) **SOLD**
New guitar made from Adirondack Spruce and Tasmanian Tiger Myrtle. I love Myrtle, but Tiger Myrtle is now effectivey commercially extinct so is difficult to find and very expensive. I have had this Myrtle close to 20 yers. Myrtle is easy tp work and has a warm, sweet tone with a characteristic smoothness to the sound. With Adirondack Spruce it is a match made in sonic heavon, and I don't understand why Australian luthiers don't use it more. However, some who really know what they are doing agree with me (e.g. Gerard Gilet). 14frets to the body, 25.4in scale length. Varnish finish. Has a bolt on neck and Schertler tuning machines. Personally I really like the wood combination of Myrtle with the red Bloodwood bindings and Huon Pine rosette. One of hte best sounding guitars I have made. It may very well be the best, but the others have been sold so I don't know. It certainly makes my reference Rosewood guiter sound thin in comparison.
Woods are - Red Spruce (Adirondack) top, Tasmanian Tiger Myrtle back and sides, African Mahogany neck, Bloodwood bindings, Huon Pine rosette with Paua Abalone ring, Ebony fingerboard (16in radius), tuning knobs, and headstock overlay, Tasmanian Blackwood bridge. The headstock inloay is Huon Pine and Blackwood. Comes with a hard case included in the price.
No sound clips, I am not a guitar player and cannot
possibly do it justice.