The CB "Herringbone" Cutaway in Cocobolo
"Standard" acoustic guitar cutaways used by other makers are typically just that: the upper treble bout of the guitar is simply removed to allow more access to the upper frets. Most makers do not take the extra care to follow the angle of the heel to the back of the guitar. This results in an unsightly "wedge" of wood by the treble side of the neck heel that really gets in the way when playing in the higher positions.
The CB cutaway follows the angle of the neck heel to the back of the neck for easier access and a better appearance. This requires a great deal of work, as a "compound radius" is required, but the playability and beauty of this cutaway is worth the extra effort. Because of this compound radius, CB cutaways are a "Florentine" (sharp) design rather than a "Venetian" (rounded) design.
Chris created this guitar with a 1930s-style sunburst finish and exceptionally straight-grained Select-grade Cocobolo back & sides. The dramatically-striped Macassar Ebony peghead veneer and bound fretboard complete the elegant look of this guitar.
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Features (as shown):
Top: Adirondack (Red) Spruce.
Top Finish: 1930s-style Sunburst.
Top Binding: Grained ivoroid with "Herringbone" purfling.
Back & Sides: Figured Cocobolo with "Zig-Zag" back strip.
Back Binding: Multiple grained ivoroid.
Neck: Mahogany with diamond volute, "Rose" inlay on heel cap.
Peghead: Bound with Striped Macassar Ebony or Black Ebony overlay & Chris' trademark "Rose" inlay of contrasting woods.
Tuning Machines: Nickel-plated Grover vintage-style open-back with "butterbean" buttons.
Fretboard: Ebony with Chris' trademark "Rose" inlay.
Bridge: Ebony with Chris' trademark "Rose" inlay.
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