“I can tailor the sound,” Sherman says. “Believe it or not, if you
glue two pieces of wood together, they become one different
type of wood with a voicing all its own.”
Washburn]. None of them hit me like this one oddball quilt-top
N4. When I pulled that out of the case, Mike immediately said, ‘I
remember that one.’” It turns out Sherman had built that very guitar years before while working at Washburn.
“I had been attached to Mike’s work for years before I even
knew who the heck he was,” he says. Since then, White has
acquired four Shermans—and he has six more on order.
Local Wood, Carefully Guarded
Sherman takes the utmost care when choosing materials for his
creations: He uses quartersawn lumber from local mills, and out-
sources only pickups and hardware—veneers and fretboards are
made in-house. “I pride myself on American-made products, and
try to use them wherever possible,” he says. “I deal with [Southern
California-based pickup company] Nordstrand a lot, because
they’re willing to build what I want, and they have a laser cutter
and can accommodate fan-fret pickups.”
If Sherman isn’t getting the right tone out of a certain wood,
he’ll manipulate it until it’s just right. “I can tailor the sound,”
he says. “Believe it or not, if you glue two pieces of wood
together, they become one different type of wood with a voicing
all its own.” In this manner, Sherman blends beauty, elegance,
and playability into something many players find stunning, both
visually and tonally.
Elite small luthiers, hand crafted
instruments. Personal attention
to every order. Instruments
that stand the test of time.
BEYOND THE EXPECTED
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