Aganagi was a gift for a dear friend. From me, and his generous partner. It was from experiments with this guitar that I developed much of what would become my own personal style in guitar-making. The signature pattern rosette in amaranth and ivory-wood was conceived with it, inspired by indigenous pattern art and body-paint. Indigenous is its name, the Southern Cross, a constellation with deep meaning to its owners, portrayed in the headstock.

It features a Swiss Moon Spruce soundboard in a plantilla alike those of Santos Hernandez, coupled with Brazilian Mahogany for the back and sides, for a beautifully striking contrast. French polished soundboard, oil-base varnish elsewhere. Includes a unique alternative D profile on the neck that encourages adequate left hand grip, and that is very comfortable.


Swiss Moon Spruce Soundboard fitted with signature pattern rosette

Brazilian Mahogany back, sides, and bindings

Matching Blackheart (Brazilian Ebony) fingerboard, headstock plates, and bridge

Brazilian Mahogany neck with hidden scarf joint and unique profiled neck