Gorgeous and unique tonewoods and remarkable craftsmanship truly set the Cole Clark Fat Lady 1EC apart from the rest! The dreadnought body shape is the perfect format to utilize the Bunya top and Queensland Maple back and sides. This combination provides excellent projection, dynamic response and is ideal for medium to hard playing and percussive strumming. Cole Clark’s utilization of a Spanish heel, patented pickup system and carved top and back make this acoustic a unique playing experience!
Cole Clark steel string acoustic guitars are the only main stream acoustic to use a Spanish heel or integral neck construction. This means the neck is glued to the face along with the sides and the back so the neck is one piece all the way to the sound hole. On other guitars, the body is made then the neck attached, mostly with a bolt or dove tail join. Due to our method, the sound is unique. Cole Clark also has a carved top and back and uses a ridge system to join the sides to the top and back instead of kerfing.
The Cole Clark patented pickup system is the most acoustic sounding pickup available. Aimed at finding a more natural tone when amplified and eliminating piezo ‘quack’, our pickups comprise different elements that only hear certain frequencies which they’re best equipped to handle. This is done using a combination of 6 loaded piezos under the saddle for bottom end, a face sensor that can be blended in to hear frequencies in the mid to high range (350hz maximum crossover) and a condenser microphone shelved to hear only extreme highs.
Cole Clark guitars are all solid timber using mostly native Australian tone woods that are largely sustainable.
This native sustainable Australian tone wood sourced from Queensland is used in over half of Cole Clark’s guitars.
Queensland Maple Back & Sides
- Air Dry Density 460
- Modulus of Elasticity 11
- Janka Hardness 2.3
- Signature Cole Clark acoustic sound
- For a medium to hard player, especially amplified
- Good for a percussive player
- Handles climate extremes better than the softer timbers. This is a sustainable timber.
This is an Australian native sustainable timber sourced from Queensland. It is no relation and has no similar sound characteristics to US Maple. It’s a neutral sounding timber like South American Mahogany with a touch more snap.
- Air Dry Density 580
- Modulus of Elasticity 10
- Janka Hardness 4.7
- Neutral Sounding, similar to Brazilian Mahogany
- Fast attack
- Good for amplifying. This is a sustainable timber.