Pat Metheny plays the Traveling Dome, # 36617. Pat and Daniel discussed the instrument backstage at North Sea Jazz 2016. This guitar is the first in the Jazz Dome series, having features of the steel string jazz guitars.................. with nylon strings!
The Traveling Dome is the nylon sibling of the steel string Sisterhood serie guitars. Built for the demanding conditions of Metheny's extensive world tours. The pickup is a custom made Barbara piezo that is connected to a Fishman Presys + onboard pre-amp.
The top is bearclaw Sitka spruce, solid maple sides, laminated maple back, Spanish cedar neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge, pemium quality Waverly tuners with ebony knobs. Binding on top and back, and on the neck. Antiqued nitro cellulose blonde finish.
14 fret neck joint, 22 frets, 25,5 inch scale length.