Miromonti Guitar

This is an amazing guitar.  She is the first of this style for me.  Co-designed by the customer (Bob) and myself, I feel that we have came up with a very cool guitar that has it all by the way of tone, playability, and aesthetics.

We started with a 5A grade figured Hard Maple from out East.  Bob wanted a 25.5 inch scale and 24 frets on a Macassar Ebony fret board with no face dots.  We added some glow in the dark side dots to assist him on dark stages.  We laminated the peghead with Some of the Redwood from the top with pinstripes of Walnut in between the layers.

The body is made of an Alder core that is chambered out and faced with Figured Redwood front and back.  The way the light hits this top make a nice holographic effect.  I followed up with the pinstripes in between the layers to tie the body and neck together.  Bob wanted the front mounted cavity control cover to be similar to other guitars that he has and I liked it as it takes me back to my first instruments.  It is made of Macassar Ebony.  All of the Macassar was left over from when my shop was in Des Moines.  I used it to make the truss cover and pickup rings as well.

The guts of this guitar are Seymour Duncan “59” pickups in both positions.  The mini  switches are a series/parallel and a coil drop switch.  Volume and tone with a 3 way switch.  

The hardware is an brass ABM hard tail bridge and Hipshot Classic tuners.  The finish is a glossy Tru-oil gunstock finish however I have buffed the neck back to a satin sheen.  She is 1.75 inches at the nut and  2.25 at the 24 fret.  She weighs 7 pounds and balances very well.