Earth-Friendly Instruments and Woods

PO Box 2129
Cave Junction OR 97523
Phone: 541-592-4535
dave@maizeguitars.com

Standard Features & Options

Standard Features

  • One-piece Black Walnut neck
  • Two-way adjustable truss rod
  • Steel neck reinforcement bars (Bass only)
  • Sperzel black locking tuning machines
  • Wood binding and purfling
  • Multiple-ring soundhole rosette
  • High-gloss finish
  • Brass/black fingerboard edge markers
  • String saver saddle - black self-lubricating material (Guitars only)
  • Trem-nut (black self lubricating material)
  • Intonated black phenolic saddle (Bass only)
  • Circular brass/wood peghead inlay

Wood Choices: Click here to view Wood Samples

Top

  • Redwood
  • Red Cedar
  • Port Orford Cedar (blonde Cedar)
  • Engleman Spruce

Back & Sides

  • Black Walnut
  • Bigleaf Maple
  • Bay Laurel
  • Sycamore
  • Black Locust
  • Katalox
  • Granadillo

Fingerboard/Bridge

  • Katalox (dark purple/brown)
  • Granadillo (reddish brown)
  • phenolic (jet black) fretless only


Optional thumbrest (bass only).

 

FINISH

Each instrument is finished with the highest quality water-based gloss finish, and buffed to a mirror-like sheen. This type of finish closely resembles traditional lacquers in its ability to enhance wood grain and color, at the same time being less weather sensitive, and more user- and earth-friendly.

PICKUPS

My instruments utilize the Highlander IP-2 pickup system. The IP-2 is a dual source device, consisting of an integral preamp, saddle transducer, and a jack within the body allowing the use of a small condenser microphone or a magnetic pickup. A stereo guitar chord routes the signals from the transducer and a second source (a microphone or magnetic pickup) to an external mixer or blender. The blending of the microphone signal with the transducer signal can produce more of a "live" sound than that of a transducer alone.



Figured walnut body showing endpin/pickup jack.

Mounted next to the endpin jack is a battery access compartment to allow easy changing of the system's nine volt battery without having to remove the strings and reach through the soundhole, etc. The Highlander is a very transparent pickup system amplifying the instrument's natural sound without coloring it. The high quality electronics of the unit succeeds in adding virtually no background noise, even at higher output levels. A single source version with integral preamp and transducer is also available. Additional information about the Highlander pickup systems can be sent on request or obtained directly from Highlander.


Standard bass bridge of Katalox.

DIMENSIONS

Steel-string Acoustic Guitars

Auditorium model

Scale length:

24.9"

Neck width at nut:

1 11/16"

Body length:

19 3/8"

Body width:

15"

Body depth:

4"

Total length:

39 3/4"

Dreadnought model

Scale length:

25 1/2"

Neck width at nut:

1 3/4"

Body length:

20"

Body width:

16"

Body depth:

5"

Total length:

40 1/2"

Acoustic Bass Guitars

Four String Bass

Scale length:

34"

Neck width at nut:

1 9/16"

Body length:

21 1/4"

Body width:

18 1/8"

Body depth:

5 3/4"

Total length:

48 1/2"

Five String Bass with High C String

Scale length:

34"

Neck width at nut:

1 3/4"

Body length:

21 1/4"

Body width:

18 1/8"

Body depth:

5 3/4"

Total length:

49 1/2"

 


Peghead carving (optional), Peghead binding (optional), Gotoh gold-plated tuners (optional).

Options

Clear pickguard:

n/c

Fretless neck with Phenolic fingerboard (bass only):

n/c

Gold or chrome Sperzel tuners:

$20

Gotoh gold plated tuners, non-locking:

$40

Highlander IP-2 dual source pickup system:

$200

Highlander mini-mic:

$150

Cutaway body:

$500

Deluxe hardshell case:

$240

Deluxe Blue Heron Softshell case:

$195

Thumb rest (bass only):

$45

Peghead binding:

$150

Custom peghead inlay:

inquire

All prices subject to change without notice. Shipping Costs: Call for Quote

Feel free to call and discuss wood choices and options for your guitar or bass. Certain wood combinations work well together but different selections are possible. A limited number of unusual back/side sets are available. Please inquire about them.

 
 

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