This guitar, named “Blondie”, is dreadnought size with a 15.5 inch lower bout, flat sawn rock maple sides, curly maple back, Alaskan Sitka spruce top with herringbone purfling/rosette and white ABS binding. The neck is laminated rock maple with radiused, bound rosewood fretboard, and peghead face. The bridge is rosewood. It has a 2-way adjustable truss rod and Grover Rotomatic tuners.

A big and very balanced sound with maple projection, without overpowering bass or clanging trebles, midranges are clear and sweet and it has amazing sustain. With med/light John Pearse strings the skinny neck is set up to play like a Strat or Les Paul. It gets played a lot by visitors to the shop.

Except for the shop shot, these photos were taken by Western Sky Photography.

Criterion Stringed Instruments