Soundboard: Alpine, Sitka Spruce or Western red Cedar
Back and Sides: Mahogany, Maple, Walnut, or Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany or Walnut
Fingerboard and Bridge: Ebony
Binding: Choice of different woods and levels of trim
Tuning pegs: Grover ‘Sta-tite’
Finish: Gloss Nitro Cellulose
Price: From £1500 including Hiscox hard case
The Oxwich is based on a late 19th century instrument by the makers Lyon & Healy,
albeit a much-updated version to bring it into the 21st century.
These guitars were, in their day, immensely popular because of their sweet tone.
But were soon overshadowed by larger and louder acoustic guitars of the 20th century.
Thankfully Parlour guitars are enjoying a renaissance as players rediscover their
playability, compact size and sweet voice.
Gone are the enormous necks and heavy ladder soundboard bracing. I have replaced
these with a slimmer, more modern feeling neck and a much lighter scalloped x braced
soundboard to enable the guitar to really sing.