The Curly Spalted Alder Bob used for this instrument is as flamey as the most beautiful piece of curly maple, but with the uniquely stunning spalted effect. Because Spalted Alder is softer and lighter than Maple, Bob balanced this guitar with an ultralight Spanish Cedar neck and a beautiful amber piece of Sitka Spruce for the top. The caramel colored Curly Koa binding and heel cap highlight the rare wood selection. Bob believed that the lighter woods would warm the tone of the guitar so he opted for an X-braced top with a floating pickup. The guitar sounds like it has been aging for 25 years! A unique headstock motif using a band of Spanish Cedar accented with a turquoise reconstituted stone inlay tops off this stunner!