Richard Johnson's guitar was made to his specifications and has a Fishman Pre-fix Plus transducer/microphone combination with on-board E.Q., mounted to the upper bout, for stage work.
A large bodied guitar with deep Venetian cutaway for extra access to the high end of the fingerboard, it is made from Indian rosewood and German silver spruce, with Brazilian mahogany neck, adjustable truss rod, ebony fingerboard and bridge. Like many of my instruments it is decorated with that classic black/white herringbone purfling to the top perimeter and sound-hole. Bound in rosewood with fine holly strip purfling which is mitred where it all joins up at the tail and heel of the instrument, this divides the back and sides into 4 distinct panels and is the standard mode of decoration developed by the 19th Century Spanish classical and flamenco guitar makers and which I tend to use extensively to decorate my instruments. This guitar also has a bound headstock using fine veneers of wood but as with the slotted variety, bound headstocks (and fingerboards) are not standard features on my instruments and like the Fishman system installed, are extras to be costed separately.
Richard takes great care of his instruments and this one is almost as pristine as the day it was made some 10/11 years ago which is one of the reasons why I asked him to send me these photos for which I am most grateful. Thanks Richy.