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Redmond O'Toole

8 String Classical Guitarist


"I have fond memories of selecting pieces of wood for a new instrument in my uncle Pat's workshop.

Fine quarter sawn sections of spruce or cedar (always the most difficult choice) for the top. Indian rosewood for the back and sides, or bold enough to try Madagascan rosewood or Australian blackwood for the flair of the grains.

Better still break out the Brazilian rosewood, the most precious of them all.

Now a protected tree, each piece needs its own passport. A stark reminder of the butchery and destruction of a once plentiful specimen."

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