NK Forster D-SS Guitar (New)
Figured Ziricote back & sides (structured sides)
Torrified Sitka spruce top
So the "D" designates dreadnought and the "SS" designates Nigel's standard top. Please read more below about his tops
New Guinea rosewood neck (non CITES)
Ancient Bog Oak Fretboard (Nigel believes this is more stable than ebony)
Rocklite binding and bridge
Caesin "milk" bridge pins
Black pick guard
Black & White Ebony truss rod cover
Blue colbalt rosette & top purflings
Bone nut & saddle
Gotoh 510 gold tuning machines
Gold strap pin in neck and end of guitar
Hiscox Artist series case
The tone is solid and rich and this guitar has great presence.
In Nigel's own words: The origin of my “standard” soundboard design (SS design) can be traced back to my many years spent in the Sobell workshop, however many aspects – thicknessing and bracing have gradually evolved to suit my tonal and structural preferences and reflect years of careful, honest observation.
The “standard soundboard” is considerably more curved than a conventional steel-string guitar and the ribs are fitted to meet the back and top perfectly – the plates are not “pulled” to meet the ribs as is common.