Forest IIID

S/N 012019

This is a very special guitar. It is a mid-sized guitar, my Forest IIID model. The body is a beautiful and rare Brazilian Rosewood which in itself makes this a lovely sounding guitar. This is also a double top guitar, making the top very rigid, and thus significantly increasing the sensitivity of the sound board. The result is a guitar with amazing tone from bass to mid tones, to the treble end. It is crisp, and has a very quick attack. It is also inherently louder due to the way a double top pushes the air.

The rosette is an attractive spalted maple collage. As with all Blackwood instruments, the neck is multi-ply for strength, resistance to twist, and best of all it adds to sustain. It is made of walnut/maple/ebony/maple/walnut for a very rich presentation. The feel of walnut is just plain sweet.

The guitar is finished with hand applied french polished shellac. This is a flexible, thin coating that is the best for sound. It is slightly softer than sprayed on finishes, so I have added and over sized clear pick guard.


  • Brazilian Rosewood back and sides
  • Walnut multi-ply neck for added sustain
  • Ebony fret board and bridge
  • Spalted maple rosette
  • 25.4 inch scale
  • Bear claw sitka spruce double top sound board
  • Quilted maple inlay at rear end
  • Premium Gotoh 510 chrome tuners
  • Asymmetrical sound board bracing for overtone enhancement
  • Comes with hard case
  • 3-year warranty


Sound Bites

Dean Batstone plays Blackwoods new Forest IIID Guitar

Shellac was barely dry on this stunning new Blackwood and I let Dean Batstone try it yesterday at Batstone's Northern Ramble ...WOW!

Posted by Blackwood Guitar Company on Sunday, January 6, 2019

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