When looking over the wood choices for a possible next SC (an OM short scale), I noticed that ziricote is absent. A fairly common wood among high end makers, I would think that it would be magnificent with a Tunnel Redwood top. Especially since ebony also isn’t listed, I think this ticks that sonic box. Any thoughts anyone?
I’m fairly certain I’ve seen a number of Zircote SCGC’s builds in the not so distant past .Not many. Richard may have a source for it but just does not receive many requests for custom builds . Give the shop a call.
Tunnel 13 Redwood tops I’ve sampled are beyond simple description . Overtone rich and warm is my short description. The one that floored me and had me thinking second mortgage was a OM tunnel 13 and either Brazilian or Madagascar RW. Dalbergia for sure would be my choice. Maybe Zorro will chime in with some thoughts
About 5 years ago I owned a SCGC F Zircote /German (?). The Zircote was beautiful and quite striking ,Bookend sapwood.
I remember it being heavy for a SCGC.
Typical F voice …Clear bass with a bit of rumble and very well balanced mids and nice trbles.
Did I mention Heavy ??…For a SCGC guitar.
Sold it to help pay for the 34 Zorro.
1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
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