Model 1 Sicilian
The Model 1 Sicilian is a medium size guitar, larger overall than a standard 000 model but smaller and shallower than a Dreadnought. It’s a versatile guitar, suiting many fingerstyle and plectrum playing styles.
The Model 1 was my first flat-top guitar, introduced in 1983, and for several years the only flat-top I built. In 1992 I introduced a revised version which became the Model 1 Sicilian.
Like all my flat-top guitars, it has a slightly curved soundboard and more heavily curved back.
The guitar shown has Madagascar rosewood back and sides, an Adirondack spruce soundboard and a Cuban mahogany neck.
|Soundboard||German spruce, other woods available|
|Back and sides||Indian rosewood, other woods available|
|Fingerboard and bridge||Ebony|
|Trim||Herringbone and white/black/white purfling, other trims optional|
|Tuners||Gotoh, others optional|
|Pickup (optional)||Highlander, others available|
|Length||40 3/8″ 102.5cm|
|Body length||19 1/4″ 49 cm|
|Upper bout width||11 3/4″ 30 cm|
|Lower bout width||16 3/8″ 41.5 cm|
|Depth at tail||4 1/4″ 11 cm|
|Scale||25 5/8″ 650 mm|
|Nut width||1 3/4″ 45mm|
|String spacing at bridge||2 3/8″ 60mm|