This was our first acoustic guitar with shifted proportions. Since building this one, we started doing the asymmetrical shift the other way around, which leads to better access to the higher frets.
Another new element is the armrest, which is integrated into the design. Rather than inhibiting the top’s vibrations by dampening a portion of it, the player’s forearm rests on the wooden section that floats above the top.
It’s also worth noting that the decorations aren’t painted onto the body, but they’re inlayed using ebony, dyed woods, and silver.
We found the inspiration for the guitar in some wallpaper from the 1950s!