Rodez model (own model)
This concert classical model was developed from various experimental bracing patterns and informed by construction techniques that are to be found on both Spanish and Northern European guitar making. The model features my own 'fleche' bracing pattern (a variation fan model) that positions the braces in a much more oblique manner than found on standard fan braced guitars. The Back and sides are built a little more rigid and therefore are considered less 'active' resulting in a more modern sounding classical guitar without taking it to the extent of many lattice or double top types.
All timber is of European origin. I specialise in the use of non tropical hardwoods and have many years experience in doing so. The neck is of maple with V head joint. A dovetail joint is used for the neck/body joint. Back and sides are of walnut, European spruce for the all important soundboard. The rosette features a somewhat unique 3 dimensional rope inlay.
£3,800 (with planetary geared pegs)
Figured walnut Back/sides - Add £80
Figured maple neck - Add £60
Bog Oak Back/sides (carbon dated 5,000 years old) - Add £220
Pictures and further details to follow.