Return of the Model 1 Sicilian
I called my first guitar my Model 1. Hardly imaginative but very logical.
A couple of years later, a very slightly modified shape became my Model 1 Sicilian (the first went to Sicily), and in this form I built it for many years.
Since around 2000 I have been building Martin Simpson, New World, Steinbeck and Anniversary models. But I have recently re-fretted some Sicilians and been reminded what excellent guitars they were. So I have built a new version, to the original shape and dimensions but with my later soundboard and construction developments. It is now in my catalogue as a regular model.
The backs and sides are best old Indian rosewood, bought 30 years ago and air-dried on my shelves ever since. The soundboard is 5 year old German spruce, and the neck is 20 year old Brazilian mahogany.
The first of the new Sicilians, shown left, has a non standard Wengé neck, available as an option.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Neck:||Brazilian mahogany, Wengé extra cost option|
|Bridge:||Ebony with two piece bone saddle|
|Binding:||Black with red/green/gold purfling|
|Trim:||Birdsfoot edging with red line|
|Body Width:||16.25″ (41 cm)|
|Body Length:||19.25″ (49 cm)|
|Max body depth:||4.5″ (11 cm)|
|F/b width at nut:||1 3/4″ (45 mm)|
|Scale:||650mm = 25.6”|
|Tuners:||Gold Gotohs, Gotoh 510s extra cost option|
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