Build and features
Built in Canada with a super deep, cutaway body and classic looks this is one very classy design. It has a high gloss natural finish, and is fully bound to the body and neck, with rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The bridge pins are black with mother-of-pearl insets and the simple coach lines and rosette help to give this a very clean appearance.
What you can’t see is the glass-fibre Griffiths Active Top Brace system that combines all the top braces together. This allows the top to vibrate as a single unit to improve resonance. Strong and yet light in weight it proves a fine choice.
It’s difficult to fully evaluate the instrument balance as it sadly only comes with the jack socket/strap button provided. Fitting an extra button at the heel of the neck is no problem, but it’s an unwanted job for the purchaser in our opinion.
Being full scale it’s bound to be neck heavy but this gives the best possible intonation when using a traditional single-saddle bridge.