Built in the style of the great Spanish masters the Traditional model can be optimised to suit your style of music. The plantilla (body shape) is inspried by Santos Hernandez and Antonio Torres and uses a geometric system to generate a beautiful shape and exeptional resonance. These are fan braced guitars and feature 5 or 7 fans. The beauty of this design is that with alterations in bracing and material the timbre of the instrument can be tailored to suit the musical style of the player. In the past there was no distiction between "flamenco" and "classical" guitars, the nature of the instrument was the result of a discussion between the player and the luthier. These guitars follow that tradition of being able to be made with sharp attack and fast decay for flamenco or lyrical and sweet with warm basses for classical. These instruments are lightly built and made in the traditional method using a solera, spanish heel neck joint and all solid timbers throughout. French polish finish is an optional extra.
Available from $4800 including hard shell case.
The feather braced guitar in a new concept which has developed by Andrew and as the name suggests draws inspiration from the natural world. The braces are arranged in a unique pattern which uses biomimicry to allow for a very light, strong and stable soundboard. In addition to this the monocoque side construction provides a light but very rigid frame to enhance projection. The result is a guitar with a long sustain, rich timbre and an increase in volume when compared to a traditional guitar. It also features an arm rest to provide the most comfortable playing experience and reduce damping of the soundboard, an elevated fingerboard to allow easier access to high notes above the 12th fret and a 12 hole bridge to ensure consitent break angle at the saddle. These instruments are made entirely with the finest traditional materials and have a comparable weight to a traditional guitar.
Available from $6800 including Hiscox flight case.