Classical Guitars

 

The Classical guitars that I make are based on a long tradition of luthiery handed down through the generations by makers such as Ramirez,Boucher,Torres, Fleta and many others. The basic frame remains very similar but internal construction has developed taking advantage of technology and new materials.The constant is the search for tone and playability.

Classical Concert Guitar, Torres Style, Walnut back and sides, Swiss spruce soundboard.

Classical Concert Guitar, Torres Style, Walnut back and sides, Swiss spruce soundboard.

WAL CON CLASS 6

Walnut and Spruce Concert guitar, owned by Alan Goulding (see Testimonial)

WAL CON CLASS 6

WAL CON CLASS 41

WAL CON CLASS Head

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Walnut back and sides on Parlour guitar made in the style of 19century Lacote.

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Torres Style guitar – European Spruce Soundboard, Indian Rosewood back and sides, Rosewood fretboard, Spanish Cedar reinforced neck.

Typical construction and fan bracing of my classical guitars.

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The Making of my Classical guitars has been informed and inspired by a long tradition of guitar makers who have handed down their skills and observations over hundreds of years.  The most influential in modern times has been Antonio Torres who is recognised to as having changed the internal and external appearance of the classical guitar into the form most recognised today.

Ramirez,Boucher,Fleta ETC expand up to Australian Smallman. New technology and materials have played their part.

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Torres style Classical 650mm scale.

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Torres Braced – 604mm scale.

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Torres Braced 604mm Scale – Koa back and sides,spruce soundboard,Spanish Cedar neck.

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