New Guitar. Wow, what a beauty! Very beautiful strong Maple figure under a gorgeous sunburst finish. $5,600.00 w/ OHC
Western Maple back and sides, with high grade select Sitka Spruce top. Highly figured Eastern Maple Neck with Ebony fingerboard.
Gold Mother of Pearl "split block" inlays in fingerboard. Gold MOP JWalker logo inlaid in peghead. Ebony "thru-saddle" bridge. Ivoroid multiple bindings, with Ivoroid/blk/wh/blk seen at top and back edge and Ivo/blk seen at the sides.
Peghead and fingerboard bound with Ivoroid. Ivoroid heelcap. Bone saddle, nut and pins. Gold Waverly pre-war style open-back tuners (made in Montana). Small "zipper" backstrip in center of the Maple back. 1 3/4" width of fingerboard at nut, 2 1/4" pin spacing at bridge.
This is a wonderful guitar for playability and for sound. John always sets his guitars up with really nice, low action and this one plays beautifully.
This body style, designed with similar shape and tone chamber as the old vintage "J-185" guitars, really works well across musical boundries.
What I mean to say is - it works well for flatpicking, strumming, fingerpicking, etc. So... until you play it, you'll just have to trust me that it sounds great...
But after falling in love with the sound, you also get to fall in love with the "look". John Walker makes great sunburst finishes, and this one is a fine example of that. And the Maple figure - Mr Walker painstakingly sands figured Maple to ultra fine, using sandpapers up to and past 3000 grit and then burnishing the surface with his hands - the figure seems to leap out at you... almost as if you could actually reach right into the wood and feel the ridges!
Silas, a guitar player who has worked here for 3 years, tells me that I have to say that this guitar has "Monstrous Sound"