The Sweetbriar parlor guitar is a new Russell guitar model. It has a 13 1/2″ lower bout and a long vintage-style body similar to some of the original parlor guitars. This Sweetbriar has Madagascar Rosewood back and sides and a cutaway. The cutaway is optional on the Sweetbriar model, and the headstock can be slotted or standard. This particular Sweetbriar will have a slotted headstock.
The Sweetbriar “boat” is sitting in its mold in the vice. The next step is to start working on the soundboard.