The Artwood Vintage series now showcases another vintage element by applying an ‘aging’ process to the tonewood —‘Thermo Aged’ tone wood, made by a special drying process at a high temperature which is commonly known as baking or torrefaction. Only specially selected and seasoned tone wood can be cured to Thermo Aged wood. The wood is heated in a vacuum with a specific recipe for each kind of the wood in order to release water and decompose resin contained within the wood.
As a result, Thermo Aged tone wood becomes light, hard and stable like tone wood dried for decades, while providing amazing response and a louder sound. The tone character includes a full-bodied low-end and a great smooth sustain in the treble strings which are common features of vintage guitars.
The AVC11 features the Thermo Aged Solid Caucasian Spruce Top which also delivers a vintage feel dry sound.
Furthermore, a semi gloss antique finish offers even more of a vintage appearance. Combined with an Okoume back and Thermo Aged Spruce X bracing, the AVC11 provides a wide open resonant sound with a vivid tone projection. The Nyatoh soft-V shape neck in satin finish with an Ovangkol fretboard provide greater playing comfort. An unbleached bone nut and saddle were chosen for their ability to transfer the string vibration naturally.
The modern approach to acoustic guitar tradition has long been our catchphrase for the Artwood series. Artwood Vintage steps even further back in history and borrows the best features of highly desired vintage instruments.