Preowned Michael Spalt Totem G1408 “Hotplate”


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.


G1408 Hotplate
This Totem ResinTop “Hotplate” features a Mahogany body with a flamed Maple neck with a Rosewood fingerboard, 25 ½” scale, 6150 frets, compensated wraparound bridge, recessed Dunlop straplocks, Fralin P-92 pickups. Controls are; volume, tone and 3-way toggle.

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Flame Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 25 1/2″
  • Frets: 6150
  • Bridge: Compensated Wraparound
  • Tuners: Gotoh Vintage
  • Strap Buttons: Recessed Straplocks
  • Pickups: Fralin P-92 Set
  • Electronics: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Toggle
  • Case Included

$4395.00 + Shipping