Here’s the guitar that was featured several times as it was being built. It belongs to Gerry McKeveny
and he picked it up this morning. It is similar to a 000 body size but a bit deeper. Back and sides are quilted mahogany; the top is cedar with “bear-claw” figuring. This guitar was finished in ultraviolet-cure lacquer; a thin, crisp and very tough finish. The guitar is very well balanced and has a full even tone. Perfect for finger style. Gerry was here at several points as the guitar was being designed and built; and even helped out a bit!
Building for someone from the ground up just for them is a great way to have no two guitars be alike. Each instrument should really bring all the player’s personality and spirit to the audience. I’ve noticed when a player has an instrument that really nails who they are, their song writing and performance tends become even stronger.