Build and features
With its solid cocobolo (South American mahogany-type) back and sides, the Solea is a very striking guitar. A single light wood carriage line outlines the back of the instrument, while the two book-matched sections are separated by a wider piece of light wood.
Binding around the body of the Solea is also in wood and the single carriage line is repeated on the solid red cedar top with its unique ‘V’ pattern marquetry rosette. The classically shaped Honduran cedar neck is set on a scooped neck block and comes with a carved cocobolo heel plate and carries a 19-fret ebony fingerboard.
To the head is a bone nut, while to the side of the fingerboard is a very useful white position dot marker by the 7th fret. A carved ebony facing adorns the headstock, which is fitted with high quality three-on-a-strip black tuners with ebonite buttons. The bridge is once again made of ebony with a bone saddle.