F 14 In Mastergrade Koa

Froggy Bottom

 F14:  Adirondack Spruce Top, Figured Mastergrade Koa Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Scale: 25.25”, Cut Away, Gotoh 510 Black Chrome Tuners, Bone Nut and Saddle, Body Width 16″ Body Length 20.125″ Body Depth 4.125″, Scale Length 25.25″           $11,995 now  $9,495

The Ecstatic Guitar Theorem

1.Chordal Response: fast, lively, even response, crisp chordal weight, soft dynamics, crisp response and definition    4.85
𝑑1 = 4.8 5  ( 5-n) +1 =1.85 )
2.Individual note decay as well as blended in a chord:  10 secs
approx  10-12  seconds as note                           4.85
𝑑2 = 4.85 ( 5-n) +1 =1.85 )
3. Basic volume and presence: mezzo piano, even, crisp, focused, warm ,lively     4.8
𝑑3 =4.8 ( 5-n) +1 =1.8 )
4. Individual note separation and focus: crisp and clear, excellent note separation, wet and dry notes possible,     4.85
𝑑4 =4.85 ( 5-n) +1 =1.85 )

5.Systematic sustain:  warm, enveloping sustain, rich defined overtone series, articulate and focused sustain  4.85
𝑑5 =4.85 ( 5-n) +1 =1.85)
6. Response compliance: fast, energetic, lively and even response    4.75
𝑑6 =4.75 (1.75 4.85 -n) +1 =1.75 )
7. Balance and quality of tone: balanced with a crisp round note backed with an enthusiastic voice, vibrant articulate tone, Chiming harmonics,            4.8
𝑑7 =4.8 ( 4.8-n) +1 =1.8 )
8. Even strength and balance of each string: strings are very balanced and pronounced with a crisp open, round focus, rich highs, creamy mids, balanced bass   4.8
𝑑8 =4.8( 4.75-n) +1 =1.8)
9. Tone projection: piano like tone production, full bodied airy, crisp open articulate sound with a fast forward projection      4.8
𝑑9 =4.8 ( 5-n) +1 =1.8)
10. A large dynamic range: a nice array of dynamics, open sweet round notes, “cheerio or top of the morning to you” enthusiastic voice, crisp articulated notes with a defined roundness and ample velocity    4.75
𝑑10 =4.75( 5-n) +1 = 1.85 )

11. Tonal bloom:  longer bloom cycles even response and projection,    4.8
𝑑11 =4.8( 5-n) +1 =1.8 )


Quality Of Tone

A guitar with a mezzo piano, even, crisp, focused, warm ,lively, crisp and clear voice with excellent note separation, wet and dry balanced with a crisp round note backed with an enthusiastic jive and a warm vibrance that articulates and celebrates tone. Chiming harmonics with a nice array of dynamics, open sweet round notes. 


∑𝑑 = (𝑑1+𝑑2+𝑑3+𝑑4+𝑑5+𝑑6+𝑑7+𝑑8+𝑑9+𝑑10+𝑑11)=
𝐏= ∑ 𝐅 ∕ T ∑𝐅=∑𝑑⧹𝐀
P = / T
𝐏= 19.9/ 22 ≅ 8.9/10 ≅ 90%


In 2016 Michael Millard decided it was time to use some of his master grade premium Koa on two guitars to show off it’s magnificent colours as well as tone. Michael found the wood to be both visually and sonically amazing. Millard also described the wood as being “hypnotic” to work with.



This is a Froggy Bottom original body design, headstock design, rosette, bracing pattern and voice. Michael Millard began crafting guitars in his apartment in 1970. In October of 1970, Michael begun working at Gurian Guitars. At Gurian Guitars Michael learned how to free form craft classical guitars without confining jigs or forms. Millard’s first two Froggy Bottom Guitars were Gurian styled shapes with some significant adjustments. Michael innovated a new lighter bracing pattern for the top and what has become a Froggy Bottom trademark high, thin, and highly arched back braces. This helps produce two lively and active plates for his instruments.



A classic look and a great voice. This guitar for me has a more female vibe due to it’s ability to seduce a more enthusiastic jive from my fingers.