|Spalt Instruments Totem Guitars "Flowers and Bone" 1999 Used 198,000yen ( Tax in )|
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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.
This one was made late 1990s early days of Totem Guitars.
The body top resin is very thick, the weight of 4.4kg like the Les Paul custom.
Shape of the headstock, logo is also different from those of today.
Mahogany body back. Equipped with the Gibson P-90s.
A little bit thick "C" shape neck grip. The frets are 6150type medium.
Repair history : A screw hole of the tuner was fixed.
Condition : Some wounds and scratches.
The neck is almost straight , the truss rod works properly and the frets remain 75% height.