Australian Blackwood is a very close cousin to Koa and can vary from dark to light in colour and straight grained to figured. Cole Clark has introduced a guitar with an Australian Blackwood top, back, sides and headstock but with a Queensland Maple neck, River She Oak fretbaord and bridge. All guitars come with the New Cole Clark patented 3 Way pickup system. Most models with River She Oak fretboards and are made of 100% sustainable timbers, except for guitars with Rosewood fretboards. Includes hard case.
Cole Clark steel string acoustic guitars are the only main stream acoustic to use a Spanish heel or integral neck construction. This means the neck is glued to the face along with the sides and the back so the neck is one piece all the way to the sound hole. On other guitars, the body is made then the neck attached, mostly with a bolt or dove tail join. Due to this method, the sound is unique. Cole Clark also has a carved top and back and uses a ridge system to join the sides to the top and back instead of kerfing.
AA grade Australian Blackwood back/sides w/ AA grade Australian Blackwood top & Nitrocellulose (natural satin) finish
Queensland Maple neck w/ 25.5″ scale
She Oak fretboard w/ 12″ radius & Abalone Snowflake inlays
44mm/1.73″ Graph Tech Tusq nut
Grover tuning machines
She Oak bridge w/ Graph Tech Tusq saddles
Cole Clark PG3 pickup system
Includes Cole Clark hardcase (tweed), Pickguard supplied in case