We love having the brilliant guitars of Austrian luthier and artist, Michael Spalt, in the shop! Each guitar is a one-of-a-kind creation, this one titled "The River of Time".
Let us start by saying these are stunning instruments in every regard. The build quality of Michael's guitars is incredibly high and they play & sound amazing. The second you pick one up, it's clear the attention to detail isn't just reserved for the tops. These guitars have an amazing feel thanks to the nearly flawless fretwork, nut installation, setup, and the satin/open pore back finish.
Michael has worked for many, many years to develop an acoustically transparent resin for the guitar's top, which allows him to stretch his artistic muscle by treating each guitar as a blank canvas - quite literally. Found objects, various cuts of wood, and other objects are suspended in the clear resin, creating stunning works of art.
Sonically, this guitar has a beautiful, articulate top-end that can twang as good as any Tele, crossed with the warmth and punch of its Honduran mahogany body.
A stunning, highly original, master built guitar that should be at the top of the list for anyone tired of the same old, same old. Priced with hardshell case.
- Alder body w/Walnut burl & resin top
- Rosewood neck, Rosewood fingerboard, 25 ½" scale
- Gotoh vintage style tuners
- Spalt BoneTop 30's bakelite P-90 style pickups
- Vol, 3-way switch
- ABM wraparound tailpiece
- Dunlop Straplocks
- Approx. 8lbs