Sometimes the wood takes over and decides what shape and finish a guitar will have. This is a case in point, a stunning book match Golden Phoebe top determined the size, and ultimately the colour and varnish. This is only first coat btw. The large knots were so attractive I hollowed out behind them, they will eventually have gold metal leaf in them. I adore this, I suppose it’s a sort of Fat Mojo, (because the wood is Chinese that also references a name that turns up a lot, no idea what it means) It will have a pair of mini humbuckers and one of Sophie Dockx amazing one piece bridges. Love it, but I’m bias. Will be finished to be played at the London guitar show , Olympia, 29/30 sept.
Here is a few more examples of designs and guitars that became what they are, completely unique one off instruments. Because of the wood I used, either the core body wood had a particular grain, depth, or the top demanded that the guitar be a certain dimension to make the most of it.