Common to all guitars of this type is the "ResinTop", a unique process marrying a tonewood back with a clear resin coating on the top into which decorations and inclusions can be applied. After experimenting with various types of resin Michael developed this process, allowing him to assemble objects and assorted bric-a-brac into a homogenous guitar body. The resin is formulated to accommodate the thermal expansion and contraction of the wood and it is sonically transparent.
The wood used for the back supplies the basic tonal characteristics and structural stability, while the wood choices for the neck allow him to dial in the coloration of the sound. The resin adds sustain and its tonal effect is similar to a "maple cap over mahogany body" effect - sparkle and transparency in the upper frequency ranges. As with a conventional guitar the choice of hardware and pickups also plays a large role in determining the sound of the instrument.
Each guitar is a unique instrument, both tonally and aesthetically.
"As much as I enjoy making a "traditional" instrument out of the finest "tonewoods", I also love making instruments which push the boundaries and open new possibilities to musicians willing to explore and expand the scope of their music. To me the prime quality of "tone" is not its more or less successful replication of some previous tonal fingerprint. It is the richness, definition, liveliness, transparency and balance present in the sound of the instrument. And even though each of my instruments has its own tonal identity, they all share these qualities and will offer them to the musician willing to listen." - Michael Spalt
- Mahogany body
- Mahogany neck, Ebony fingerboard, 25 ½" scale
- Gotoh vintage style locking tuners
- BoneTop P-90 style in neck and bridge
- ABR bridge
- Bigsby B5 tremolo
- Vol, tone w/push-pull for series mode, 3-way switch
- Dunlop Straplocks
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