I hand make my rosettes in the traditional way. Although I sometimes use traditional designs for the rosettes, I mostly use my own designs. I base my rosette designs on the traditional crafts of the Zenu indians in the Caribbean coast of Colombia (where I'm from). These crafts of woven cane fiber exhibit simple but beautiful motifs in black and white, and have become an international symbol of Colombia. With these rosettes I pay homage to the combination of cultures in my region that have made my guitars possible: the European culture (the origin of the modern Spanish guitar) and the American cultures.
My vision of an ideal Concert guitar is an instrument that can become one with the player. It should allow the musician's expression to flow freely without any restrictions, forming a symbiotic guitar-guitarist relationship. It should also be a source of inspiration and endless exploration. But fundamentally, it should be a thing of beauty. It should sound beautiful, look beautiful, and feel beautiful. In order to achieve this, a guitar needs to exhibit certain special characteristics.
My Concert guitars are the realization of this vision and the manifestation of my best work as a guitar maker; they summarize everything I could wish for in a guitar. These guitars exhibit great power and projection; a deep and controlled bass range paired with a treble range that is full and has a singing quality with surprising sustain. At the same time, they are easy to play, remarkably comfortable and player friendly. Advanced players will find that their wide palette of available colorations, generous and responsive dynamic range, and outstandingly even register across all strings in terms of volume, timbre, and sustain provide the freedom they need to craft their music, especially classical music styles ranging from early and renaissance up to modern contemporary.
I use a traditional fan bracing on my Concert guitars. I have slowly developed my own interpretation of the classical fan bracing. While my design is strongly based on the designs of the great masters of guitar making, it has evolved to fit my personal style and goals.
Each one of my Concert guitars is unique and 100% hand made. They are made in a humidity controlled environment with woods sourced from all over the world which have been seasoned for several years. This way I can achieve great stability and excellent sound quality. An aluminium reinforced neck guarantees an ideal neck action for an easy playing guitar, whatever weather conditions are.
Aesthetically, I favor a sober, elegant look that compliments the beauty of the instrument and brings out the natural beauty of the wood without being intrusive or distracting. I finish my Concert guitars with a traditional french polish finish, just like it was done on guitars 150 years ago. It is a beautiful, eco-friendly, and safe finish which has stood the test of time. It also helps maximize the sound potential of a guitar and is very easy to repair. It is a hard, labor intensive process, but completely worth the while if properly done.
Available with European Spruce or Western Red Cedar top; back and sides are Indian Rosewood.
All Concert guitars are supplied with a hardshell case.
Please do inquire about other options for woods, tuners, etc.
|Width at Nut
|European Spruce or Western Red Cedar - solid
|Back and Sides Material
|Indian Rosewood - solid
|Modern fan bracing
|Spanish Cedar with Aluminium reinforcement
|Schaller, Rubner Luxury - opt. Schaller Grandtune, Rubner Superior. Other options on request.
Please email me about pricing and options.