Ian Wroe, United Kingdom
Ian Wroe plays the first guitar that was commisioned in the Commemorative Charlie Christian Collection # 36216. This is a 150/250 style 16 inch 'Seven String Swing' guitar with 7 strings, a carved European spruce top, X-braced. Flamed maple solid sides and laminated back. The nickel Grover tuners with tulip knobs really stand out on this instrument. Strong acoustic sound and clear, yet warm amplified character through the compensated (for 7 strings!) CC pickup. Spanish cedar neck that makes the guitar sing and respond to the slightest touch. Soft V profile neck so it does not feel large or clubby with the seven strings. Handcut, widened 'open book' inlays in mother of pearl on an old style 10 inch radius ebony fingerboard. Handmade 250 style tailpiece for seven strings.
The first and so far only Seven string Charlie Christian style guitar the world has ever seen!