Description

This is my 8th guitar build that was finished in 2016. I'm currently building guitar #31.
This is a deep bodied 14 fret 00 Martin style guitar with Red Spruce top and Macacauba B & S. Macacauba is a Central American wood that is used for Marimba bars and has similar reflective properties to Brazilian RW. I've used it quite a bit and it is one of my top choices when available. I use it for bridge plates quite often.

The neck is one piece genuine mahogany with a 2-way truss rod as well as two carbon fiber rods inlaid into the neck. The neck is on the fat side and quite stable and should remain so for a few 100 years.
The fretboard and bridge are ebony. Maple bridge plate. Maple bindings.

I use mostly older Martin specs for my guitars. The guitar is now 4 years old and sounds fantastic. It's a good opportunity for someone to own a hand crafted guitar for a reasonable price. It is being sold as is cosmetically but I will offer full warranty on the structure of the guitar if reasonably taken care of. I brace the upper bout a little differently than Martin does and thus my guitars do not have movement in the top which would require a neck reset. But I will back them up as long as I am around.

Specs:
Red Spruce top (Adirondack)
Macacauba back and sides
Genuine Mahogany neck. 2-way truss rod plus carbon fiber rods
Ebony fretboard and bridge. 1 23/32" nut width. 2 1/4" saddle spacing
Maple bridge plate and binding
Sitka bracing hand shaped and tuned
Animal glue construction. (fish glue and hot hide glue)
Dovetail neck joint. Traditional.

Monkman Guitars

Monkman Guitars

2016
Monkman
Very Good
Natural
Hard
$1,800
Monkman Guitars
Jeff Monkman
339-499-8482
York, ME
5:59 PM