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2010 Rockbridge Quilted Sapele/Adirondack Slope D


Soundboard: Red Spruce
Back/Sides: Quilt Sapele
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony
Bracewood: Red Spruce


Body Style: Slope D
Bracing: Prewar Gibson
Neck Profile: Slimmed Standard
Headstock: Traditional Square
Cutaway: None
Scale Length: 25"
Frets to Body: 14
Nut Width: 1.6875"
Width at Bridge: 2.25"
Body Depth: 4.85"


Inlay: None
Headplate: Ebony
Tuners: Waverly
Binding: Flame Maple
Backstrip: Rosewood
Rosette: Line
Purfling: Line
Pickguard: TorTis
Nut: Bone
Saddle: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Electronics: None
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Case: TKL Deluxe Hard

When it came time to order to my personal Rockbridge, I thought I would have some hard decisions to make. But the run of killer Slope Ds that came through my shop made the body style choice pretty easy, and the (to me, anyway) unsurpassed beauty of the 0 size quilt sapele Rockbridge that came and went made the wood choice simple. Luckily I stashed away some primo sets of sapele before they became essentially impossible to find, so I had a few options. I love the look of the flame maple binding against the sapele, so I had to go that route. Otherwise, the look is pretty much classic Rockbridge - simple purfling, ebody fretboard and bridge, and tiger stripe pickguard to complete the look.

As with every Rockbridge I've played, the tone does not disappoint. I think the Slope D is the ideal Rockbridge guitar for flatpickers, and I love the fat, full tone I get through the mids and trebles as well as the pleasing low-end response. Truly a magnicent lifetime instrument, much better than my sorry excuse for guitar playing deserves!