The most elegant 12-string imaginable. This is all the jangle you'll ever need!
This guitar sounds like Christmas. Enough said? It practically sparkles when strummed. Rich and defined tone. With all those notes, Maple is a great choice for a back and side wood. It holds the fundamental very well and imparts the slightest hint of overtone (not much is needed with courses). Also, its quilts are heavenly :) The Bear Claw Sitka is beautifully textured, like rippled sand. It also invites hard strumming. Gorgeous instrument. If you've always wanted a 12-string and want the best. Look no further. This is a symphonic instrument.
NOTE: due to its design, this one won't exhibit the same drawbacks as other 12s :) It intonates, stays to pitch, and only moves when you want it too.
A slightly stiffer version of Sitka with unique figure appearing in the grain. Bear Claw Sitka exhibits tonal characteristics of Sitka Spruce, but because of its added strength it can have a more robust and punchy voice.
Sometimes referred as "Big Leaf" Maple, Quilted Maple is generall softer than Flamed Maple. Quilted Maple is therefore silghtly darker and warmer.