My old friend Doc Rossi has posted a Facebook album of photos of a guitar I made over 25 years ago. Recently I visited Doc in Alsace and had the chance to see and play it for the first time in many years. A bit rough round the edges and some evidence that I’d struggled with that cutaway but playing well and sounding better than ever. It also confirmed my feeling that maple is an underestimated tonewood for steel strung guitars. As Doc says it has clarity and richness, makes for a very nicely balanced guitar.