The Auriole acoustic guitar represents a long process of design, experimenting, and decision-making.
The objective was to build a guitar whose sound was different and unique, in a way that was immediately useful to a broad range of players. Instead of a variation on existing guitar designs, the Auriole is intended to be a valid alternative for the player whose needs are not met by the classics.
Lessons learned from building, repairing, and/or researching flattop guitars, as well as archtop instruments (from guitars to upright basses), have led me to a design which is a synthesis of both schools.
Low notes speak with authority and power, and the low E string is as clear and defined as the rest. Unlike traditional D-style instruments, the bass is never "boomy" or overpowering - it remains well-defined and well-integrated with the guitar's voice.
Combining the fast, crisp, and articulate response of a fine archtop with the power and bass of the best flattops, the Auriole offers a hybrid voice that works beautifully for nearly any style of music.
"Panama Red" is named for the combination of South American Mahogany back and sides, and red Bloodwood binding and trim.
The warmth and richness of mahogany give Panama Red a thick, chunky, and powerful voice with tremendous rhythm "chop" and punch. The high end is well-balanced and potent, with a strong and crisp attack and a full, complex overtone series.
This combination is ideal for a multipurpose rhythm/lead/solo instrument, equally capable of sensitivity and power.
More variations of the Auriole
Auriole - Curly Maple
Auriole 15.0" "The Londoner"
Auriole 15.4", "Old Soul"
Auriole 16.5", "Black Kat"
Auriole Baritone - Birdseye Maple