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front view of michael mccarten's 000-12 flat top guitar model

This is a 12 fret 000 sized flat top steel string guitar. The design of this model differs from a more typical 12 instrument in that the soundhole is oval and has been moved closer to the neck.

front view of the headstock of michael mccarten's 000-12 flat top guitar model Also the internal bracing was modified in such a way that the top is free to resonate in the upper bout in addition to the lower bout. These changes result in a voice which is quite unique.
front view of the body of michael mccarten's 000-12 flat top guitar model
rear view of the body of michael mccarten's 000-12 flat top guitar model
This example has Honduran Rosewood back sides and a Mahogany neck.
The top is Sitka Spruce.
The fingerboard is ebony.
The headstock is Black cherry.
Binding, rosette and other accents are a combination of Curly Maple, Cherry and Cherry Burl, Ebony, and Black locust. front view of the body of michael mccarten's 000-12 flat top guitar model rear view of the body of michael mccarten's 000-12 flat top guitar model