Black Limba & Rosewood SF3 Chambered Guitar

Posted on February 11, 2007 by Scott French

"I don't generally aim for using woods that compeltely steal the show, but even with subdued blanks I feel like that's what ended up happening here. This black limba top and rosewood neck combo just really popped and everything came together nicely. This is a great build to highlight how material selection and more importantly a creative cut list can really impact the outcome. My memory is this was was originally a one-piece flat-sawn neck blank and originally a standard 2" body blank. By ripping and flipping the neck blank into a two-piece quarter-sawn blank then resawing the original body blank into a carveable book-matched top this build really came to life. Finding some nicely contrasting bits for binding and head/heel caps also went a long way."



Black Limba


Carved Black Limba Top w/wenge Lam
Black Limba Tuning Fork Hollow Body


24.75'' Scale Length
East Indian Rosewood Neck
East Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
East Indian Rosewood Headcap/Heelcap/FB Binding w/Maple Purfling
Gloss Polyester Finish
2mm Pearl Side and Face Dots
24 Stainless Steel Jumbo Frets
Slim 'C' Neck Profile
2 Way Adjustable Truss Rod
1 11/16'' Throat Width
Individual Nut Elements w/Zero Fret


Chrome Hardware Finish
East Indian Rosewood Pickup Rings
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Schaller Locking Strap Buttons
Hipshot Baby Grand Bridge


Nordstrand NVH Humbuckers w/Chrome Covers