I am a builder of traditional Spanish guitars located in Bucharest, Romania. I make a very limited number of instruments per year using the finest quality wood and natural hide glue in a strictly controlled environment. The finish is hand rubbed shellac (French polish).
After working for more than 10 years I feel that the learning and development curves have stabilized allowing me to consistently produce an instrument loud and responsive enough to please the crop of young performance seeking players but also those loving a high quality traditional tone. I have no interest in sacrificing tone quality at the expense of volume so I try to position my performance models in between a purely traditional guitar and a super thin soundboard with carbon fiber bracing.
If you are interested in ordering a guitar the base price of a traditional guitar with high quality European spruce soundboard and Indian rosewood or Transylvanian maple body is 2750 €, including premium Gotoh tuners and quality Hiscox or Eastman case, excluding shipping.
- performance package which comes with lattice bracing, elevated neck, stiff body construction and armrest for an additional 400 €.
- as above but double-top (wood core) 550 €
- luxury package includes: selected mastergrade soundboard, selected high grade premium back species (Madagascar, Amazon or Honduras rosewoods, Ziricote, Asian ebonies), more eleborate decoration/purfling for an additional 450 €.
For the concert model the neck is reinforced with two carbon fiber rods while the fingerboard is made from extremely dense and stable African Blackwood. Bridges are made from very old Brazilian rosewood (EU only).
The waiting time is approximately 2 years.
Shipping cost with next day delivery anywhere in the world Fedex priority is around 270-400€ (can vary a bit depending on location and how much protection I add around the case in the box (due to Covid conditions, 2020 shipping has unfortunately jumped to 400-600)
The soundboard is the heart of the guitar. High quality material is critical for obtaining a superior instrument. Due to personal preference and location, I concentrate on using European spruce, mainly cut in Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Romania but I also have a small collection of quality American spruces, red cedar and redwood.
For the backs and sides I use various species of rosewood, mainly Indian, Madagascar (which comes in several varieties) and Amazon. Other options are African Blackwood rosewood and multi-piece Brazilian rosewood. Next are European maple (one of my favorites), Mediterranean cypress, Asian ebonies (Malaysian, Macassar), African padauk and Bubinga.
Comments and questions are welcome!