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A one-of-a-kind instrument, this custom A-odyssey is about as unique as they come. A traditional A-Odyssey cutaway body, the top is made of highly figured curly maple while the back and sides are finish birch laminate. With a natural top, the sides are stained black, and the back has a custom book-matched camphor burl veneer back. The top curly maple matches the curly maple peghead veneer while in the order of symmetry the camphor burl back matches a camphor burl peghead veneer on the back of the peghead. It comes with curly maple binding, but the real crowning jewel of this guitar is the custom sunrise fretboard. Made by world renown Pearl Works, this sunrise fretboard is made of reconstituted stone, paua, abalone. Featured in the Pheonix Musical Instrument Museum, this fretboard is one of a kind.
Internally, this A-Odyssey comes with an Original #14 Spider, Legend cone, a bass reflex baffle, and the signatures of all the Beard Guitar shop employees. Comes equipped with a resolution black solar coverplate and Waverly tuners. The neck is a 14 fret neck, with custom internal carbon fiber rods, a 25” scale length, and a 1 3/4" bone nut spaced at 7.75mm.
The sound of this instrument is as unique as the build: the bass reflex baffle produces a tight/defined bass, the spider bridge resonator system has tons of sustain, and the conjunction of the body shape and wood creates a silvery tone. All together it produces a sound perfect for slide or fingerstyle playing.