Model 1 Sicilian

Model 1


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
Neck  Mahogany
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
Model 1 in case