Loira Acousteel

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This Hawaiian style lap guitar has a body of Koa and the resonating chamber is hollow all the way up to the first fret. The peghead is Spanish Cedar and the internal linings are of Florida Cypress. The face and internal bracing are of Red (Adirondack) Spruce. The nut, saddle and bridge pins are of Bone. The binding is Curly Maple. The fingerboard is Ebony and the bridge is Brazilian Rosewood. The inlays are of Mother of Pearl, Gold Pearl, Paua Abalone and Green Snail. The unusual bridge and internal bracing on this instrument are taken after the research and developments by Dr. Michael Kasha and luthier Richard Schneider, who originally designed this asymmetrical style of bracing for classical guitars. The guitar is finished with a clear plastic pick guard, Gold Schaller Tuners with mother of Pearl buttons, and has a built in “Pick Up The World” sound system and “PowerPlug” preamp.