Although the build is scheduled to start in August this year, I thought I would get the thread started so long. As a result of all the hours of research, discussions, listening to sound clips, e-mails and considerations I had when I was considering the first custom build (The awesome Cornerstone Zion), I decided to secure a few build slots and have more than the originally intended singular build commissioned.
One of the Luthier's who impressed me immensely and whose name was consistently mentioned during the process was Michael Bashkin and more particularly his Placencia OM model.
My brief to all the forthcoming luthiers has been that I wanted each build to be complimentary to the others that have already been completed. So in order to assist in this regard I forwarded my initial requirements, preferences and historic overview to Michael (and the others) as well as my initial and subsequent impressions of the Cornerstone Zion build. My recent "discovery" of the beautiful tonal appeal that a Classical guitar provides has also been communicated. Likewise I will continue to provide the same flow of information to the Luthierís responsible for the remaining builds in the future.
Back & Sides: Cocobolo
Soundboard: Adirondack Spruce
I am also considering Michael's Transparent Multiscale for this build.