Howard Klepper's first Schoenberg, a 12-fret cutaway out of flamed mahogany and Adirondack spruce, with a tantalizing ice-tea burst finish based on Martin's earliest bursts (around 1931). Very exciting for us, for not only is Howard a remarkable builder, but also this is one incredible sounding and playing guitar! This is a cosmetically stunning guitar, with Howard's own purfling and backstripe, his perfect workmanship, and his beautiful finish, but then you stop looking at it and start playing it, and the real important stuff beams out. Firstly, the neck is based on that paragon of great feel, the Martin OM from 1929 to early 1931: a subtle V that disappears in your hand, not in your mouth. Then there's the sound, which can't be described in words. It's set up with super low action, and responds fully to a light touch, yet has tons of dynamic range. A successful, great marriage of the Schoenberg concept and the Klepper touch. There is a top seam that has opened and been re glued by the edge of the treble lower bout.