STANDARD RANGE

VTH SERIES – CAMPHOR

Aaron Fenech is known for his efforts to promote the use of Camphor Laurel in guitar-making in Australia. More than a decade ago, he was one of the first to experiment with this unique tonewood while striving to build guitars predominantly using Australian-grown Tonewoods. With his scientific background, Aaron was able to apply various voicing techniques to fine-tune the use of Camphor Laurel. He experimented with variables such as density, mass, specific colour selection, and bracing techniques to refine the wood’s best musical tone. After ten years of building guitars using Camphor Laurel, it’s safe to say that Aaron Fenech and his team are experts in its use for making the best guitars.

Camphor laurel was brought to Australia from Asia in 1822 as a garden ornamental. However, it is now considered a destructive tree as it replaces native vegetation. Despite this, it’s used extensively among fine furniture makers for its attractive grain, workability, and stability. It’s also a great tonewood, although not widely known. Best of all, by using Camphor Laurel as a tonewood, we are helping to restore our native vegetation one guitar at a time!

Best Fit for:

Camphor Laurel is an excellent tonal choice for both strummers and flat pickers. The wood delivers a crisp, warm mid-range sound with a slight bass leaning. Moreover, the wood’s unique and striking visual features make it an ideal option for musicians who want something a little more distinctive, as each back and side set has bold colour variations.

STANDARD RANGE

VTH SERIES – CAMPHOR

Aaron Fenech is known for his efforts to promote the use of Camphor Laurel in guitar-making in Australia. More than a decade ago, he was one of the first to experiment with this unique tonewood while striving to build guitars predominantly using Australian-grown Tonewoods. With his scientific background, Aaron was able to apply various voicing techniques to fine-tune the use of Camphor Laurel. He experimented with variables such as density, mass, specific colour selection, and bracing techniques to refine the wood’s best musical tone. After ten years of building guitars using Camphor Laurel, it’s safe to say that Aaron Fenech and his team are experts in its use for making the best guitars.

Camphor laurel was brought to Australia from Asia in 1822 as a garden ornamental. However, it is now considered a destructive tree as it replaces native vegetation. Despite this, it’s used extensively among fine furniture makers for its attractive grain, workability, and stability. It’s also a great tonewood, although not widely known. Best of all, by using Camphor Laurel as a tonewood, we are helping to restore our native vegetation one guitar at a time!

Best Fit for:

Camphor Laurel is an excellent tonal choice for both strummers and flat pickers. The wood delivers a crisp, warm mid-range sound with a slight bass leaning. Moreover, the wood’s unique and striking visual features make it an ideal option for musicians who want something a little more distinctive, as each back and side set has bold colour variations.

​The Tonewood selection for this Series

AA Camphor Laurel Back & Sides
AA Camphor Laurel Soundboard

VTH SERIES CAMPHOR – KEY FEATURES

AA SOLID TIMBER

Back, sides & soundboard
(individually optimised)
Nitrocellulose (natural satin)

SOLID TIMBER

End graft & Bindings

EBONY

Fingerboard and bridge, Mahogany custom inlays, Undercut fret ends

ROSETTE

Timber rosette with a tortoiseshell pickguard

Fenech One Piece Mahogany Neck

One-piece neck

Genuine Mahogany neck with volute, Premium Gotoh Chrome machine heads

INLAID HEADPLATE

Fenech headstock logo, with mahogany inlays

LR BAGGS Pickup

LR Baggs Element VTC sound hole mounted acoustic pickup

TUSQ ®

Tusq nut, saddle and bridge pins

The VTH Camphor comes with our iconic Fenech TKL Hardcase

Fenech – TKL Case

Custom-made, for a snug fit, for all our popular Fenech Models*. Our Fenech Branded TKL® Concept ™ MC™ Moulded Cases are included with every VTH Camphor. With its custom chocolate, vanilla scent we know you will become even more addicted to playing your new Fenech.

  • Rigidlite™ strong, Lightweight, Moulded Polymer Exterior
  • Secure-fit™, impact-absorbing, thermal-insulating AIC™ Interior
  • Ergonomic Comfort-Grip™ Series II Padded Handle
  • Cushion-Soft™ plush lining
  • Spacious Accessory Compartment
  • Precision Engineered Neck Support System™
  • Custom Designed Precision Extruded Aluminium Valance

RRP: $3499 (inc GST)

OUR VTH CAMPHOR SERIES IS AVAILABLE
IN THE FENECH GAc & D78c

Grand Auditorium

Our unique Grand Auditorium size guitar features the same sweeter and more modern blend of curves as our Auditorium guitar but with a slightly larger footprint unlocking even greater tonal possibilities across our series,,,

D78 (Dreadnought)

Our Fenech D78 model is a modern twist on one of the most iconic acoustic guitar shapes known world-wide, the dreadnought. Our version of this beauty has become renowned for producing a guitar with spades of low-end power, a sweet throaty midrange and brilliant trebles.

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