A big guitar with a warm, expansive sound. At 16” the lower bout makes a large air cavity that combines with the Brazilian Rosewood and Western Red cedar to provide a resonant and tight tone.
Our bracing system is curved with carbon fiber reinforcement, this allows a lower mass and higher stiffness in the top, this enhances the lower frequency resonances. We use multiple strength and stress tests to make sure they are within the proper limits to withstand tension over time. The carbon fiber resists changes in the weather which prevents bellying over time.
A classic feeling with rich detail is present in the marquetry. Snake wood binding on the fretboard and body binding textures the edge. Accents in black-white-black border the bridge, headstock, fretboard and body, frame contact points. Unique diamond with red resin purfling adds a classic yet new style. The fretboard inlay is hard to see from far away but pops up close. An
The innovative split saddle bridge, unique to Portland Guitar, provides perfect compensation and intonation up the 12th fret. Each saddle can be adjusted. Springs are used to make sure the saddles stay in place when tuning.
A cantilever neck is utilized to change the action at the upper frets to your preference. It is accessible from the heel underneath the strap pin. An allen wrench is inserted and with a small turn the action is changed.
The action is set medium-low with some tilt from the neck. The fretboard is floating which allow for easier access to the higher frets. The neck shape is a medium thick rounded D-shape. There are 20 frets total and 14 clear to the body.
A k&K pure mini is installed in this guitar. It has three contact pads that sit beneath the soundboard. This provides excellent reproduction of the tone from the top.
This is built to last for generations. We will provide any repairs, support and warranty work needed at no cost. The price includes a hard-shell case and shipping.
Total frets: 20
Frets clear to the body: 14
Frets metal: gold
Tuners: Gold Gotoh 510
Neck Width at nut: 1.72 in
Neck Width at body: 2.23 in
Neck profile: medium thick D-shape
Action at 1st fret: 0.015”
Action at 12th fret: 0.09”--Adjustable
Neck: khaya mahogany
Top: Western Red cedar
Back: Brazilian rosewood
Sides: Brazilian rosewood
Purfling: red diamonds
Rosette: amboyna burl
Scale length: 25.4”
Upper bout: 12”
Body size: 16” Parlor
Bracing: curved (falcate)
Bridge: Ebony split-saddle
Headstock logo: Portland Guitar rose
Neck joint: Bolt-on
pickup: K&K pure mini