I build an original boutique steel string with a cutaway. I improved on this concept for more than 10 years.
During those ten years I found room for a lot of small improvements with this result.
This cutaway line looks simple but it is complex to make and a challenge for any luthier. But it results in a great playability in all positions, a great balance in the sound and a unique design.
For the top I use spruce while cedar is another great option. The top is not flat but a little arched. I use a traditional cross bracing.
The neck is constructed with a carbon reinforcement, invisible but extremely stiff. This gives a long sustain. Small position markers are placed at the edge of fingerboard.
There are also two strips of ebony in the neck.
The back is made of Indian rosewood and cedar which provides a very stiff construction.
Twelve string guitar