Tucked away behind the Dandenong Ranges, east of Melbourne, David Worthy builds a variety of different guitars with a focus on custom orders. All guitars feature solid timbers with timber bindings, quality machine heads and attention to the fine detail expected from a custom instrument.
Because Worthy guitars are 100% handmade, every one of them is truly unique. Built to a very high standard, they all have the following attributes –
Tops are braced with a unique symmetrical X system, and radiused to 25’
Tops are tuned by scalloping the braces and graduating the top
Backs are also X braced for even arching, to a radius of 10’
Laminated tail blocks for extra strength
2 way truss rods provide accurate and full neck adjustment
Carbon Fibre reinforced neck for added stability
Carbon Fibre reinforcing in all slotted headstocks for strength
Fully removable bolt on neck for easy adjustment
Machine Heads – Gotoh 510 or Schallers with ebony buttons
SUNBEAM Features –
Pure Stella from the waist up this small body guitar has plenty of presence and is a favourite amongst fingerstyle players. It has the unusual combination of 12 frets to the body plus a cutaway with full access to 22 frets on the top 2 strings.
Solid Sitka spruce top
Blackwood back and sides
Body Length 500mm (19 3/4”)
Width lower bout 365mm (14 3/8″)
Width upper bout 265mm (10 3/8″)
Depth 110mm – 95mm (4 1/4″ – 3 3/4″)
Overall length 990mm (39″)
This David Worthy Sunbeam is a lovely player. Suitable for fingerpicking or strumming on any style of music, this little beaver exudes a personality all of its own. Tight punchy bass and mids, and a sparkly top end contribute to a tonal character quite unique in the world of small bodied acoustics.
It is in fine condition, with just a few impressions & pick marks on top, and very hard to see in normal light. The back, neck and headstock are very clean. The frets are 99% with only the slightest wear apparent on the first two frets. The blackwood back and sides are quite spectacular and add to the unique appeal of this quality hand crafted instrument.
Comes in a Hiscox Liteflite hard shell case in excellent condition. The case is actually too big for the guitar, but that’s the way it came to us. A new owner would be well advised to secure a suitably sized case. The included Hiscox case would better suit a dreadnought sized instrument.