New Walden SupraNaturas
(January 2004) Walden Guitars introduced their new SupraNatura guitars at the Winter NAMM show in January 2004. SupraNaturas feature handmade designs which emphasize the quality and beauty of wood. These guitars are detailed with all-wood binding and trim, wood inlaid rosettes, and wood bridges and endpins. SupraNaturas come with a modern thin profile neck that is inlaid with two rails of carbon graphite for stability and sonic balance. In the U.S. tradition, necks and bodies are finished separately with nitrocellulose lacquer and hand fit with a bolt-on neck joint, allowing for easy repairs.
Walden's SupraNaturas and redesigned Natura guitars are constructed to the highest standards using exceptional tonewoods from around the world. Walden Guitars offer features found on the world's best regarded instruments at prices that were previously unavailable to musicians.
A wide range of steel- and nylon-stringed instruments is available in full and OM body sizes, with a choice of Sitka spruce, Engelmann spruce and Western Red cedar soundboards offering a variety of tones. African mahogany, renowned for its stability, is used on all Walden guitar necks. Solid rosewood fingerboards and bridges, dovetailed neck and body joints, and a two-way adjustable truss rod are standard on all models. Each guitar is complemented with pearl logos, inlaid wood and abalone rosettes.
Model variations include a graceful Venetian cutaway, providing easy access above the 12th fret for a nylon-string classical guitar and the 14th fret on a steel-string acoustic guitar. Walden Natura acoustic/electric guitars are equipped with Fishman Classic 4 active electronic pickups and SupraNatura's feature the Fishman Matrix Natural II.