Lacewing 12

This is the 12 fret join version of the Lacewing which gives this model a different geometry and thus a different tonal emphasis to it’s relative. The upper bout is longer than the 14 fret and the bridge more central in the lower bout which gives a slightly richer bass and low mids but still with the more penetrating treble you would expect from a guitar of this size. The scale length is slightly shorter at 640mm which gives a marginally softer feel but to be honest the feel depends also on the woods used. Again, a guitar to suit fingerstyles and dropped tunings and slightly more so than the Lacewing 14 due to the boosted low end. Can be built with the more traditional slot head or solid head. This is a good crossover model for classical players who want to venture into the steel string world!

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.


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

  • Scale 640mm
  • Top European/Sitka Spruce or Western Red Ceder
  • Back & Sides , Walnut, Maple, Mahogany, Indian Rosewood
  • 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 Ebony with mother of pearl logo inlay
  • Nut and saddle Bone
  • Machine Heads Gotoh wood button
  • Finish Hand rubbed satin lacquer.