The Eminence is a Grand Auditorium sized guitar that I designed to provide a slight boost to the treble response, along with the clear and balanced tone that all Dogwood models are known for. A slightly smaller body depth and a more narrow waist result in bell-like clarity that is especially suited to finger style playing. The top is tuned to a specific fundamental that brings out just the right amount of bass response and warmth, without sounding boomy or inarticulate. This is a very responsive guitar!
The Eminence has a 16″ bout and comes standard with your choice of Maple or Rosewood back and sides. Other available woods include Myrtle, Mahogany, and Koa. Matching wood bindings with black and white fine line purflings make an elegant, refined statement. The top and back are hand-tuned to specific fundamental resonances to bring out the full voice of the tonewoods while avoiding wolf notes. Be sure to listen to the video below using good monitor speakers or studio quality headphones, and be prepared to be impressed!
Standard Eminence Features:
- all solid wood construction
- figured Maple or Indian Rosewood back and sides
- Abalone shell rosette with B&W outer rings
- five-piece Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod
- bound Ebony fretboard
- Ebony Dogwood-style bridge and pins with shell dots
- solid wood binding with B&W purflings
- Gotoh sealed chrome tuners
- classic Dogwood peghead with hand-cut pearl logo
- bone nut and saddle with B-string compensation
- Ebony end pin and strap button
- high gloss lacquer finish
- hard shell case
- Lifetime warranty to the original owner
Options are available, such as custom inlay work, custom rosettes, cutaways, and special back and side woods.
The Eminence is a 14 fret guitar with a 25.5 scale length. The bout is 16″ and the shoulder width is 11 3/8″. Body length is 2o 1/8″, depth at the shoulder is 3 1/2″. Width at the nut is 1 3/4″ and the string spacing is 2 1/4″. Fretboard radius is 16″ and the neck is a comfortable oval shape. Alterations to some of these dimensions are available at no cost.
The Eminence guitar in the photo gallery below includes all the standard appointments plus the following upgrades: Premium flamed Koa back and sides with cutaway, Koa binding, blue purflings throughout, moon phase Abalone shell neck inlays with turquoise stone dots, custom spalted maple rosette with turquoise and Abalone highlights, custom peghead inlay, and Waverly tuners with Koa buttons.
“Several years ago when I found out that Greg was starting to make hand made guitars, I knew that I wanted one. This past January my wife out of the blue said I should contact Greg and order a guitar. I spoke with Greg and we talked about sound, neck size, custom inlays, even the type of strings to use. I thought at one point he would get tired of my questions as I tried to understand and comprehend everything he was telling me, and teaching me at the same time. But he was patient and very understanding. I wish to thank Greg for what I believe is the finest guitar I have heard or played. Some of you Kansas City musicians have seen it and even played it while Greg recorded you doing so. My thanks to you as well. The guitar was and is the Eminence!” Les Yost, Columbus, Ohio
Scroll down to watch a video of the Eminence being played. Hearing is believing!
Maple Eminence with custom fretboard script inlay.