Master luthier Denis Merrill & a host of the worlds top hand builders will be displaying the initial results of the Sonic Sitka Project at the 2010 Newport Guitar Festival at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, FL, April 16th to the 18th.

Denis has provided identical Sitka spruce to a host of the nation’s finest guitar builders to compare the sonic results from using the same wood in a variety of acoustic guitar contexts.

The three pictures here are of a Sonic Sitka guitar by luthier Harry Fleishman of Sebastopol, California
Check the special projects tab on the menu above for hte Sonic sitka page for more updates on the project as they’re available or contact Denis at

Also check out the newly-created forum for discussing the progress of this unique project at Click on the Sonic Sitka Project discussion forum.