All Ryan guitars are built using only the finest materials. The quarter-sawn silky soundboards and the rich Indian rosewood backs and sides are carefully chosen for acoustic properties and visual beauty. In the small details such as the rosette, the vibrant paua abalone shell is hand-matched for color and pattern.
From the Sitka spruce top with its brightness and clarity to the cedar top with its responsiveness and warmth, each soundboard is worked to bring out its full acoustic potential. Whether you choose the elegant “standard” guitar or adorn the instrument with options (cutaway, dramatic woods, special inlays) each instrument is set up for your optimal string action and neck adjustment before it leaves the workshop.