<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Northwood Guitars - Body Shapes and Series
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There are four series of Northwood guitars, the M70, R70, M80 and R80, which are available in a range of body shapes.

Each series is available in nine body shapes including D (Dreadnought), MJ (Mini Jumbo), OO-14 fret, OO-12 fret, OM, OM-V (OM with a Venetian cutaway), OM-F (OM with a Florentine cutaway), MJ-V (Mini Jumbo with a Venetian cutaway) and MJ-F (Mini Jumbo with a Florentine cutaway).

The letter M or R in the series refers to either solid mahogany (M) or solid rosewood (R), which is used for the back and sides of the guitars. Beautifully figured quilted maple (QM would be the prefix) or flamed maple (FM would be the prefix) back and sides are also available as an optional extra.
Please note that the prices for these outstanding quality maples are always based as a surcharge from the R80 price on the price list.

The numbers 70 and 80 in the series refers to the two specification levels of trim that is available. A 70 series guitar has a Solid Englemann Spruce top, One piece quarter-sawn Mahogany neck, High gloss body and satin neck, Hand fitted dove-tail neck joint, Inlayed herringbone rosette, Abalone inlayed head stock logo, Ebony bridge, ivoroid bound Ebony fingerboard, Bone nut and saddle, Rosewood body-binding, Ebony bridge-pins, Rosewood head stock veneer and a hard shell case.

An 80 series guitar includes all of the 70 series features as standard plus Bound ivoroid Ebony fretboard and headstock veneer, Inlayed Abalone soundhole rosette, Abalone position markers and logo, Ebony bridge pins with Abalone dots, and all woods are premium grade.

All instruments are assembled in a climate-controlled atmosphere with a relative humidity of 38-42 percent. This helps to reduce the incidence of cracks appearing, should the guitar be exposed to prolonged arid conditions. A one-piece, quarter sawn mahogany neck is dovetailed into the body, has an adjustable truss rod accessed through the soundhole, and is hand-carved to a very comfortable profile.

Spruce soundboards are standard with western red cedar, or bearclaw spruce optional. Left-handed instruments are a no charge option and custom orders are also taken. John offers a limited lifetime warranty on all of his instruments.

Dreadnought (D)
OM Standard
OM-V Venetian Cutaway
OM-F Florentine Cutaway
OO 14 Fret
OO 12 Fret
Mini Jumbo
Mini Jumbo Florentine Cutaway
Mini Jumbo Venetian Cutaway