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Common to all guitars in this section is the "ResinTop", a unique
process marrying a tonewood back with a clear resin coating on the top
into which decorations and inclusions can be applied. After experimenting
with various types of resin I developed this process, allowing me to assemble
objects and assorted bric-a-brac into a homogenous guitar body. The resin
is formulated to accomodate the thermal expansion and contraction of the
wood and it is sonically transparent.
The wood used for the back supplies the basic
tonal characterstics and structural stability, while the wood choices for the
neck allow me to dial in the coloration of the sound. The resin adds sustain
and its tonal effect is similar to a "maple cap over mahogany body" effect -
sparkle and transparency in the upper frequency ranges. As with a conventional
guitar the choice of hardware and pickups also plays a large role in determining
the sound of the instrument.