Peterson M-100, Fiddleback Walnut & Piano Spruce


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Handcrafting his guitars in Texas Hill Country, Neil Peterson is a cabinet-maker turned luthier with a unique approach and style that leads him to frequently use repurposed local woods. This M-100 features a top of spruce reclaimed from a 1924 piano, so while it may be new to being a guitar, this top wood has a long history of making music in other ways. He's matched it with a beautiful set of fiddleback walnut, and the result is incredibly balanced, with warmth and crystal clear highs. With a shorter 24.9" scale, left hand bends and snappy right hand picking are a breeze, but the relatively large body size supports flatpicking as well. Tying it all together is a binding of fiddleback maple to add even more rippling wood texture, and simple white fret markers with a star on the fifth fret (appropriate for this Texas-made guitar).

  • Top: Reclaimed Sitka spruce from a 1924 Gulbranson upright piano
  • Back and sides: Fiddleback walnut from fiddleback woodshed
  • Neck: Spanish cedar with C profile
  • Truss rod: Two-way adjustable with carbon fiber inserts
  • Fretboard: Macassar ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 16"
  • Bridge: Walnut with Piano Ash bridge plate
  • Binding: Fiddleback maple
  • Rosette: Walnut
  • Headstock overlay: Walnut
  • End Graft: Walnut
  • Pickguard: Clear
  • Tuners: Gold Grover 18:1 Open Back
  • Scale length: 24.9"
  • Nut and saddle: Tusq
  • Nut width: 1-23/32"
  • String spacing at the bridge: 2-3/32"
  • Upper bout: 11-1/16"
  • Lower bout: 15-1/16"
  • Depth: 4-1/2"
  • Body width at waist: 9-7/16"
  • Body length: 19-9/16"
  • Serial number: SS108-03-21
  • Pickup: Fishman Matrix Infinity
  • Year: 2021
  • Case: Harptone Vintage Series Case


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Key Features

Peterson M-100, Fiddleback Walnut & Piano Spruce
Large-bodied but curvy, and with a middle ground nut width of 1-23/32", this is a versatile guitar that can tackle a lot of musical ground
Reclaimed Sitka spruce and fiddleback walnut sound as good as they are eco-friendly, providing a warm, well-balanced tone
Tasteful additions like fiddleback maple for the binding, walnut peghead overlay and rosette, and a Texas lone star fret marker add woody touches

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