The Manuel Rodriguez Jr. India with a Cedar Top instantly impresses with a carefully chosen, solid Canadian cedar top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. The headstock is double-sided ebony, the... Click To Read More About This Product
The Manuel Rodriguez Jr. India with a Cedar Top instantly impresses with a carefully chosen, solid Canadian cedar top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. The headstock is double-sided ebony, the neck is Honduras Cedar reinforced with Ebony, and the fingerboard is ebony. A Brazilian Rosewood bridge and cow bone nut and saddle enhance the ringing tone and sustain. Deluxe Gold and Black plated tuners and Silver-plated frets are installed to last a lifetime. The body binding and wood rosette are exquisite.
The Norman Rodriguez Jr. guitar is hand-crafted and glued to create precise balances. From the invisible careful sanding, even inside the body, that ensures the finished instrument's purity of tone, to the beautifully unique rosette inlays around the soundhole and on the back of the neck, each Spanish acoustic guitar is a credit to its luthier and worthy of being handed down from one generation to another.
The tone, resonance and beauty of fine guitars are all dependent upon the wood from which they are made. The wood used in the construction of this Rodriguez India guitar was carefully chosen and aged to guarantee the highest quality. No wood is purchased before the tree has been cut down, and at least 2 years must elapse before the tree is turned into lumber. The wood has to be well cut from the log. The grain must be close and absolutely vertical. The shop is totally free from humidity.
The Rodriguez India features a multi-colored wood rosette, as exquisite as the sounds that issue from it. Its intricacy and beauty signify the attention to detail that characterizes every Rodriguez guitar.
For the neck, Rodriguez uses cedar from Honduras as preferred over heavy Mahogany. There are many kinds of Cedar, as the name is used on so many continents. The Honduras Cedar used is very hard and stiff, but at the same time, light. Necks are reinforced with 2 Ebony strips on the underside of the fingerboard to give total rigidity and to eliminate movement cased as a result of the aging of the instrument.