WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
1 What’s the skinny on Brad Paisley, then? Probably the hottest and most entertaining country singer, songwriter and guitarist to hit the scene in decades. Film star looks, unbelievable tone, technique and down-toearth attitude have made him one of Nashville’s favourite stars.
2 And a paisley finish, too! What’s that? Although the name is derived from the famous Scottish textile town of the same name, the ‘twisted teardrop’ shape that characterises the design you see here is actually of Persian origin, where it was known as boteh or buta.
3 What wood does the body use? The body has a paulownia core. It’s an East Asian timber that’s used in furniture, for soundboards on certain Eastern instruments, for surfboards and even clogs. Almost as light as balsa but significantly stronger, it’s also known as ‘Princess’ wood, said to have been named after princess Anna Pavlovna of Russia. Front and back are faced with spruce.