Luthier: Jordan Wencek
Model: No.16, I call it "Picasso"
Serial #: No.16
Back and Sides: Sapelli
Neck: African Mohagany
Owner: Robert Bailey
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
From the luthier, Jordan Wencek, Bar-le-Duc, France:
I made the soundboard from a tree I bought 5 years ago from Jura in France (jura’s spruce).
The back and sides comes from big planks of sapelli I bought to an old cabinet maker in Newark, England.
They are around 30 years old.
The neck come from a stair of one house I use to restore some years ago (african mahogany).The guy wanted to burn it but the wood was too wonderful for that and so I kept it!
And the bracing is make with pyrenees larch.
Ebony and rosewood comes from my exotic wood supplier (shame, but I never travel to india or africa at the moment ^^).
That it for the the wood…
I made the guitar in my little workshop completely by hand (except to cut the tree), glued with bone glue,
and finished with a coat of shellac and beeswax for the neck (beeswax from the bee hive of a friend’s garden).