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Here you can find the detailed photo galleries of my guitars. The different model names cover different designs (rosettes, colours, inlays). Otherwise all models are made with the same construction and craftsmanship. The "Grande" series is complemented with elevated neck and double sides.

Model Moderno Grande

 

Model Moderno

 

Model Especial

 

Model Rojo

 

Model Formentor

 

Model Formentor gallery II

 

Model Castillo

 

Model Antico

 


Prices

Prices include 27% Hungarian VAT, wooden hard case and limited warranty.

Models Standard Grande (elevated neck)
Rojo, Antico € 4.500.- € 5.500.-
Moderno, Formentor € 5.000.- € 6.000.-
Especial € 5.100.- € 6.100.-
Castillo € 5.500.- € 6.500.-

Carbon fibre case: + € 200.-
Within EU there are no additional taxes or fees. Outside EU please look after your country's local rules and taxes.


 

Woods and other materials

For soundboards you can choose between Western Red Cedar and Spruce. Most of my orders are for Cedar, but if you are searching for an awesome Spruce guitar, besides the traditional European Spruce I also recommend my other favourite, Caucasian Spruce (Picea Orientalis), which is a fantastic material for soundboards.

For back & sides my standard wood has been Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia) until recently, but CITES restrictions on Dalbergia family were accepted by 2nd of January 2017. Because of that, I plan to use more "CITES free" woods in the future. Fortunately, one of my favourite woods, Santos Rosewood is not on the CITES list. Tonally it's maybe even superior to Indian Rosewood, it's also very beautiful, just heavier in weight and tricky to work with. So for non-EU guitarists I can build a completely "CITES free" guitar to avoid export administration problems. If you live within EU, this is not really necessary. A certification by me will be enough to travel freely outside EU.

For non-elevated neck wood I use the traditional Spanish Cedar (same as Honduras Cedar), or optionally African Mahogany, which is a bit heavier than Spanish Cedar, but it is almost the same in colour and grain pattern. For elevated necks I prefer the heaviest type of African Mahogany with a darker brownish colour, to make a more robust sound. I use the exclusive Flamed Spanish Cedar upon special request for an extra charge.

The finish of my guitars is always French polish made from self blended shellac. Usually, I apply the modern looking blonde/dewaxed type of shellac, but in some cases I also use a darker type for a nice warm and deep golden/amber colour.

I like to use Abalone inlays very much, although they are quite uncommon in the world of classical guitars. I decorate my guitars mainly with Green Abalone (Haliotis Fulgens) coming from the seas around Mexico, and sometimes also with Paua Abalone (Haliotis Iris) from New Zealand. They are not endangered species and aren't on the CITES list.

I use only real stainless steel fret material for fretting my instruments. Stainless steel frets are more times durable than the traditional "nickel-silver" frets.

Nut and saddle are high quality bone.

 

Specifications

Scale length: My standards are 635 and 648 mm. Other scales (e.g. 613,5 mm) can be ordered upon special request.

Nut width: 52 mm (Other widths between 50-54 mm upon special request.)

Neck width at 12th fret: 62 mm

String spacing at the bridge: 58 mm

String height at 12th fret: Most common is E1 2,8 mm, E6 3,9 mm. It can be adjusted for personal preference. I always include at least two different saddles in the case (higher and lower).

Fingerboard side dots: You can order small side dots onto the edge of the fingerboard to any fret position. (Standards are for example 5th and 7th frets.) I don't use plastic, only real Abalone, white Mother of Pearl, or brass.

Machine heads: DerJung high quality tuners with finest 1:18 ratio, special metal shafts with bearings.