Crow Hill Guitars are lovingly crafted one at a time by
luthier Erik Smith. The wood is hand selected for grain,
figure, color and tone, in order to develop a stable and
beautiful instrument that sounds great over a range of
playing styles, which can be further refined through electronics. No two Crow Hill guitars are alike.
The La Paloma guitar is a semi-hollowbody, made of
Nicaraguan cocobolo on top of African wenge, African
mahogany, and Nicaraguan cocobola with curly maple
veneer accents. The seven-piece through-neck and
heel are arduously carved from African wenge, Brazilian
macacauba and purpleheart with curly maple and wenge
veneer accents and an Indian rosewood fingerboard. The
inlays are black Mother-Of-Pearl, white Mother-Of-Pearl,
and abalone. The neck and heel are carved asymmetrically to fit the curvature of the hand, and each instrument
is shaped by hand to ensure maximum balance and comfort, whether the player is sitting or standing. Controls are
intuitive and accessible while playing.