The S-35M is currently our only guitar model which comes with a hardwood soundboard as standard. This particular tone wood, Fiddleback Mahogany, is warm and responsive through a mild and easy grain structure. Complemented with Robson hand made open gear tuners, the S-35M is beautiful looking and beautifully responsive.
“Over the years when I was asked to make a guitar with a “hardwood” soundboard I was always wary – simply because of the stiffness and density of most hardwoods. “Would the hardwood soundboards vibrate freely – would they give a warm response?” In general I shied away from using them in the past. Then came along this fiddleback mahogany which seemed to have quite a mild easy grain structure. What has surprised me is just how warm and responsive this particular type of central American mahogany is. There is none of the hardness you might expect and of course because of that, the voicing of the internal struts is easier as well. Beautiful looking and beautifully responsive!”
– from George