Posted by Steve Helgeson on May.15, 2005
Guitar of the Month May 2005
“One of my best clients decided to order a New J-90 Eagle Brazilian Rose, if it would come out better than my personal BR-2.
The client chose one of the best Rosewood sets I had, ordered a custom fit neck width, and then I decided to add a little color to the inlay by mixing in some reconstituted stone such as red coral,red spiney, blue river agate, and one piece of clear turquoise.
I also used a finer cut width of Paua abalone for the trim on the back and sides, making it look even more delicate.
I hate to get too attached to some of my guitars when I know they will be leaving me”
$4,400 – Base Price: J-90
$3,000 – Premium Brazilian Rosewood Set
$400 – Adirondack Red Spruce Top
$500 – Venetian Cutaway
$400 – Paua Bound Head
$100 – Gold Mini Schallers with Ebony Buttons
$70 – Ivory Nut
$500 – Ebony Eagle Bridge
$4,000 – 45 Style Paua Purflings
$300 – Curly Maple Bindings
$3,000 – Abalone & Pearl Rose Vine Inlay
with Ebony Fretboard & Rosette
$200 – Cedar Creek Alligator Case Upgrade