The Birdseye Maple Jumbo with Yellow Cedar top
George Gruhn encouraged Gallagher to begin building our first Jumbos. The design includes a more narrow lower bout on the players side which makes it easier to reach over the top of the guitar. Our Jumbos are built on the 25.40″ scale length with 1 11/16″ width at the nut.
The particular Jumbo is built from some of the most beautiful and well populated Birdseye that you will ever see. It has a nice, full rich sound with plenty of headroom.
- Birdseye Maple back and sides
- Yellow Cedar top
- Black-White-Black trim
- Ebony bound body and neck (headstock unbound)
This Gallagher guitar is handcrafted with Birdseye maple back and sides, a Yellow Cedar top, a mahogany neck, and an ebony maple headcap with an a Mother-of-pearl “G”. Appointments include the BWBW purfling, ebony binding for the body and fingerboard, an enlarged ebony backstrip and a pieced ebony rosette. The fingerboard and bridge are also ebony. Subtle 4 mm dots are used for the fingerboard inlay. We finished it out with Schaller GrandTune tuning machines with ebony knobs. The finish is nitrocellulose lacquer with a very light amber.