Michael Spalt Totem G1407 “Golden T”


The Michael Spalt “ResinTop” guitars a unique process marrying a tonewood back with a clear resin coating on the top into which decorations and inclusions can be applied. After experimenting with various types of resin, Michael developed this process, allowing him to assemble objects and assorted bric-a-brac into a homogenous guitar body. The resin is formulated to accomodate the thermal expansion and contraction of the wood and it is sonically transparent. The wood used for the back supplies the basic tonal characterstics and structural stability, while the wood choices for the neck allows to dial in the coloration of the sound. The resin adds sustain and its tonal effect is similar to a “maple cap over mahogany body” effect-sparkle and transparency in the upper frequency ranges. As with a conventional guitar the choice of hardware and pickups also plays a large role in determining the sound of the instrument.

Each ResinTop Totem guitar is a unique instrument, both tonally and aesthetically.


G1407 Golden T
This Totem ResinTop “Golden T” features a Honduras Mahogany body with a Flame Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard, 25 ½” scale, 6150 frets, hard tail bridge, recessed Dunlop straplocks, BoneTop bridge pickup and Lollar Gold Foil neck pickup. Controls are; volume & tone with 3-way toggle.

  • Body: Honduras Mahogany w/ ResinTop
  • Neck: Flame Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 25 1/2″
  • Frets: 6150
  • Bridge: Hipshot Hardtail
  • Tuners: Gotoh Vintage
  • Strap Buttons: Recessed Straplocks
  • Pickups: BoneTop (Bridge), Lollar Gold Foil(Neck)
  • Electronics: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Toggle
  • Case Included

$4995.00 + shipping