Form follows function... Form and function should be one
— Frank Lloyd Wright
Behind its apparent simplicity the ONE PIECE MASTER III is an incredible feat of engineering.
The "One-Piece Master III" is crafted from a carefully selected highly flamed ash slab, a very special wood that deserves unique treatment. To get the best from this outstanding wood, the "One-Piece Master III" 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 III" create a reverberation chamber that gives the instrument unequalled sustain and a unique resonance.
Incredibly hard and dense, this flamed ash slab is an outstanding musical piece of wood offering a very nice balance of brightness and warmth. The maple wood of the "through body" fingerboard is prized for its bright tone and great sustain.
The "One-Piece Master III" is an astonishing engineering achievement that breaks with convention at every step of the construction process.
- BODY FEATURES
- 100+ year flamed ash slab
- More than 35 years of drying
- Moisture content down to 7%
- One-piece construction
- Concave body construction
- Reverberation chamber
- Strings through body
- NECK FEATURES
- "Through body" fingerboard / soundboard
- Fingerboard / soundboard in Canadian maple
- Scale length: 24'75"
- Radius: 12°
- Frets: 22
- Width at nut: 43mm
- Neck profile: Modern standard thin