The Sanden guitars are built with the highest quality of wood and materials available, hand picked and all solid. The standard guitars has a Sitka spruce top and East-Indian rosewood or sapele back and sides. The neck is made of perfect quartersawn mahogany. The fingerboard is ebony and the bridge and bridge pins are East-Indian rosewood, the bindings are always wood. The beautiful rosette is made out of layers of linnings of black and white wood veneer and abalone. All guitars come with a zero fret, for optimal balance and intonation. The machine heads are Schertler black or gold with ebony buttons. Included in the price is an almost unbreakable Hiscox hard-shell case. Sound wise I spend a great deal of time and effort in making the guitars well balanced and keeping the craftsmanship at the highest level possible. When you decide to experience and explore a Sanden Guitar, it’s my firm hope you will think I have over-acheived your highest expectations.
In my search for my heritage I started to look at guitars built in the-30 and-40. I wanted to create guitars with a nice traditional looks, feel and sound Well, I am very satisfied with the outcome, and with these models I have choose, they fit right in to my range without competing with my ”custom”guitars.
The Roots series are available in two versions, either a full mahogany body with a tobacco sunburst or a "torrified" top, mahogany back and sides with a rope purfling and ebony binding. The neck on both versions has a smooth satin lacquer. The necks has also an ebony fingerboard and headveneer. Schertler tuners in satin black with ebony buttons, bone saddles and ebony bridge pins. All my guitars are made out of solid wood.The head is also adorned by the old style Sanden logo. The rosette is made of a single ring of herringbone.
You can also choose a twelve fret neck and an open head design on the R32 and R42. Extra option on all models are also a special designed case in off white leather imitation with dark brown sticking. LR Baggs pickup is available on all models.