Form follows function... Form and function should be one
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Behind its apparent simplicity the ONE PIECE MASTER I is an incredible feat of engineering.
The "One-Piece Master" is crafted from a carefully selected piece of ash olive burl, a very special wood that deserves unique treatment. To get the best from this outstanding wood, the "One-Piece Master" is carved out in one single piece. The uncompromising construction method has been pushed to its limits with a "through body" fingerboard that literally becomes the soundboard of the instrument. The concave body and soundboard of the "One-Piece Master" create a reverberation chamber that gives the instrument unequalled sustain and a unique resonance.
Olive ash burl is a relatively lightweight wood, and sonically it delivers a very pleasing balance of brightness and warmth. The flamed maple wood of the "through body" fingerboard is prized for its bright tone and great sustain.
The neck is reinforced with 4 titanium rods ensuring neck stability and superior playing comfort. The titanium is lighter, stronger and resonates better than a classic steel truss rod for richer tones across the frequency spectrum.
The "One-Piece Master I" is an astonishing engineering achievement that breaks with convention at every step of the construction process.
It’s no understatement to call the first Sauvage Guitars' instrument a masterpiece.
- BODY FEATURES
- 100+ year old olive ash burl wood
- More than 35 years of drying
- Moisture content down to 7%
- One-piece construction
- Concave body construction
- Reverberation chamber
- Strings through body
- NECK FEATURES
- Flamed maple
- "Through body" fingerboard / soundboard
- Scale length: 24'75"
- Radius: 12"
- Frets: 21
- Width at nut: 43mm
- Neck profile: standard thin