In most cases the back and sides are of bigleaf maple. Woods used are always the best available with great resonance and flame. Tops are either Sitka spruce or Englemann spruce, hand carved and tap tuned. Necks are five piece and constructed from matching maple with laminated ebony between the 3 pieces of maple. The front of the Headstock is covered with ebony and features an inlaid "P". You may also select your choice of wood for the front of the headstock. The back or the headstocks are multi-laminated with an array or gorgeous exotic woods, which ad great strength and beauty.
All Palens are built with traditional style F-holes to allow excellent clarity and chordal note separation. The binding can me wood (maple, Koa, etc), or the standard archtop binding. Scale length is 25 inches, nut width is 1 3/4" for the 6 string, and 2 1/8" for the 7 string. All Palens come standard with an ebony fretboard, with or without inlays. The standard body depth is 3" at the rims, and comes standard with a floating pickup. High gloss,multi layered Nitro cellulose finish in various colors, or a custom color of your choice. . Hardware is the best available quality of your choice, and tailpiece, pickguard, bridge and fingerboard are ebony are ebony. A single Venetian cutaway is standard on the floating pickup model.