On X-O, the relic finish is done with a water-based stain straight to
wood, natural shellac and very slight amount of nitrocellulose to neck,
back and sides. No sealers or fillers are used. Compared to a normal
finish, vibrating mass is reduced, and the guitar is more sensitive,
clear and crispy. It really feels like an old Selmer.
Scale length: 640 mm or 670 mm on short scale Body size: 410 mm at lower bout Top: Solid European spruce Back & sides: Hand laminated straigh-grain Brazilian rosewood Neck: Three piece European walnut with original headstock joint, reinforced with two unidirectional carbonfiber rods Neck dimensions: 45 mm at the 0-fret, 57 mm at the 14 th fret OR 48 - 60 on short scale D-hole guitars Fingerboard: Ebony with MOP-dots Tuners: Selmer-style AJL-tuners Truss-rod: Two-way adjustableFrets: Jescar (18% N/S Hard Height 1,40mm Width 2.290 mm)
Stright grain laminated old stock Brazilian rosewood back and sides, sets can be chosen by customer. (from"Woods"-section)
Heat-treated European spruce top
Original grafted headstock.
Distressed relic finish.
Neck is reinforced with two carmbonfiber plates & two-way adustable truss-rod
"Thermotimber" is a heat treatment procedure for wood, usually used
for construction and carpentry woods. Tampere University of Technology,
Luthiery department of Ikaalinen School of Arts and Crafts and a company
named "Suomen Ekopuu" has developed a special heat treatment procedure
which is suitable for tonewoods. The normal "Thermotimber" procedure has
some unwanted side effects for tonewood (decreasing elasticity,
decreasing bending strength and colour changes). Certain special
modifications to the procedure give many great advantages including
increasing the speed of sound and resulting in a lighter weight, These
can be reached without any unwanted effects mentiioned above.