Michael Spalt Totem G1409 “Time Machine”


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.

Totem G1409 Time Machine
This Totem ResinTop “Time Machine” features a Honduran Mahogany body and neck, Ebony fretboard, 24 3/4” scale, recessed Dunlop strap locks, and Stonewall pickups. Controls are; Volume, Tone, 3-way toggle. This is the first doublecut body Spalt has built since 2001!
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  • Body: Honduran Mahogany w/ Resin Top
  • Neck: Honduran Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Neck Inlays: Abalone Dots w/ Brass Surrounds
  • Scale: 24 3/4″
  • Frets: 6150
  • Bridge: ABR & Stoptail
  • Tuners: Kluson Style w/ Keystone Buttons
  • Strap Buttons: Recessed Straplocks
  • Pickups: Stonewall
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-Way
  • Case Included

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$5795.00 + shipping