A "classical", classical guitar shape, with a choice of bracing structures.
For the traditionalist, this guitar can be braced in the asymmetric Fleta style to give an articulate and powerful guitar in the great Barcelona tradition.
Braced in my falcate style and fitted with an ultra-low mass bridge, the sound is powerfully classical with great tone colour and projection. With a spruce top, the articulation and note separation is extraordinary, whilst a cedar top delivers a warmer sound. With either top wood, the first string is bell-like in its clarity. See the photo gallery for more pictures .
This is an instrument for players wanting a classical guitar with a difference. This body shape places the waist higher, towards the neck, increasing the vibrating area of the lower bout. By using a very low mass bridge, the total effective mass of the top, with its larger vibrating area is lower than most conventional classical guitars, which means that these guitars shift more air for less player effort. This guitar is normally braced in my falcate style, optimised for the sensitivity required by classical players. The tone is best described as being of the Spanish genre, but with greater volume and projection without sacrificing tonal versatility and clarity in the trebles. See the photo gallery for more pictures .