This model is medium/large bodied at 400 mm at the lower bout. It is a little larger than an OM and I have developed this shape to be my most balanced guitar. It is large enough to sound full and expansive in the bass and yet small enough to achieve a good relative poke in the treble. Responsive and springy enough for picking and robust and tight enough for strumming/plectrum work. Works well for dropped tunings. Most find the body size very comfortable too which can be a consideration. As with all my guitars, I always aim to achieve a good balance between ‘air’ and solidity in the tone, a little bite and cut in the midrange and a harmonious and harmonically rich sustain.

Please note that different tone wood combinations will affect the response and tonal characterisics of the instrument within the framework of my build style. I will of course always advise in this area.

new damselfly 2017

Some of the more standard specs. For all options and prices see price list

  • Scale 650mm
  • Top European/Sitka Spruce or Western Red Cedar
  • Back & Sides Mahogany, Indian Rosewood, Walnut
  • Neck Carbon fibre reinforced mahogany or Maple/Sycamore with sound hole adjustable truss rod
  • Bindings Ebony, Indian Rosewood, Flamed Maple
  • Rosette custom on enquiry
  • Bridge Ebony
  • Fingerboard Bound Ebony 44mm nut
  • Head Veneer Rosewood or ebony with mother of pearl logo inlay
  • Nut and saddle Bone
  • Machine Heads Gotoh wood button
  • Finish Hand rubbed satin lacquer.