The Douglas fir for Zeniths is almost ready for glue-up. I’ll have at least three in various pickup and hardware forms. One will be chambered, and one will be milk painted (color is TBD). All Zeniths will now feature a custom top-mounted control plate and a non-inset neck plate.
The Zenith has officially made the transition into a unique model that utilizes a specific wood recipe. Using as many North American woods as possible that are well managed and sustainably harvested was a must. Douglas fir is one of those wood choices, and it has shown itself to be a superior tone wood in Zenith form. Mated with a maple neck only makes it better. Fretboard options are maple and Indian rosewood (all of the IRW I use is farm raised). There are a enough hardware and pickup options to offer a lot of tonal flexibility without going “full-custom.” Milk paint colors are available at no extra charge as is my classic varnish.