A Series Fenland Black Oak (Steel String)
A steel string version has been created due to popular demand, using the same 5,000 year old Fenland black oak and other materials as the classical version, but made with its own aesthetic, it has quickly become a celebrated edition to the A Series family.
5,000 years ago a rise in sea level flooded the East Anglian Fenland basin which, at the time, was densely forested by gigantic oak trees. These spectacular trees died standing in salt water and eventually fell into the silt of what was once the forest floor, where they have been preserved under anaerobic conditions, until now.
Fenland black oak (also known as bog oak) is challenging to dry, if successful the dried timber is the rarest and most valuable of hardwoods. It has many unique and beautiful qualities. Looking sensational, it has a density similar to rosewood and, most importantly to us, makes wonderful sounding guitars.
Yew top option
A new option for the steel string model is this guitar using a Yew soundboard. Yew is well known for it's fine acoustic qualities in Lute backs and guitar back and sides and is historically famed as the wood used for English Longbows. I have discovered it is also excellent as a soundboard for steel string guitars. Both sounding and looking wonderful.