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Eight String Carmanah Guitar

Unique, original design, in the Southern Spanish tradition. Quick, light, full, rich sonority. Because it has pegs, has a light balance. Very playable. A player wanting the compositional possibilities of the additional low strings will find this guitar versatile. Well suited for music in the style of Egberto Gismonti and for interpreters of composers such as Coste and Mertz.

Eight String Carmanah Guitar: Front View
Eight String Carmanah Guitar: Guitar Bridge
Eight String Carmanah Guitar: Close View
Eight String Carmanah Guitar: Head
Eight String Carmanah Guitar: Heel
Eight String Carmanah Guitar: Pegs: back view
Eight String Carmanah Guitar: Pegs
Eight String Carmanah Guitar: Rosette
Eight String Carmanah Guitar: Side and Heel
Eight String Carmanah Guitar: Side view
Eight String Carmanah Guitar: Sound hole
Eight String Carmanah Guitar: Back View

Materials

Soundboard: Bearclaw Carmanah Spruce.
Rosette: Padauk, Purpleheart, Ebony.
Fingerboard: Ebony.
Binding: Rosewood.
Headplate: Rosewood.
Tuners: Ebony pegs.
Neck: Cedar.
Bridge: Rosewood.
Interior: Spruce and Spanish Cedar.
Scale Length: 650 mm.
Finish: French polish.

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Gabriola Requinto Guitar

Also known as an Alto Guitar, this guitar is fun to play! Despite its light weight and diminutive size, this instrument has remarkable projection. Extremely bright, balanced, and punchy, with a quick attack. This little guitar has an incredible recording voice. Conventional spacing makes this familiar for the classical guitarist. Can be tuned to B or A. Bonus points for its compact size and for the fact that it fits in the overhead storage in commercial aircraft: the case appears as though it is a viola.

Gabriola Requinto Guitar: Gabriola Requinto back view
Gabriola Requinto Guitar: Gabriola Requinto front view

Materials

Soundboard: Western Red Cedar.
Rosette: Handcrafted inlay of Green Abalone.
Fingerboard: Kingwood.
Heads: Extremely rare original Landsdorfers.
Headplate: Brazilian Rosewood.
Neck: Spanish Cedar.
Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood with Green Abalone Heart tie block.
Interior: Spruce and Spanish Cedar.
Scale Length: 494 mm.
Finish: French polish.

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Harp Guitar

This 10 string one of a kind, instrument has a body design reminiscent of the Knudson Instruments of about a century ago, except this is nylon strung. Has 6 regular strings plus 5 bass strings. The 6 strings are conventionally spaced. The slightly wider bass string spacing allows for comfortable access with the thumb. The expanded range and multiple tuning possibilities allow for a wide range of creativity. Very lightweight in spite of its size. Lends itself to numerous tuning, compositional, and improvisational opportunities. Suitable for the musically adventurous.

Harp Guitar: Harp Guitar front view.

Materials

Soundboard: Sitka Spruce.
Rosette: Boxwood Padouk, Amaranth, Ebony.
Fingerboard: Ebony.
Binding: Kingwood .
Headplate: Kingwood.
Neck: Spanish Cedar.
Scroll: Curly Maple.
Bridge: Indian Rosewood with Ivory tieplate.
Interior: Spruce and Spanish Cedar .
Scale Length: 650 mm.
Finish: French polish.

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Gabriola Hot Alto Guitar

An internationally unique design, alto voiced, steel string guitar. This instrument is a proto-type. The body is proportioned and tuned to sing in the range of a violin, soprano, or other high voiced melodic instrument. At a mere 800 mm length, (750 mm for its smaller cousin, the Gangsta Requinto), this instrument is very portable.

Gabriola Hot Alto Guitar: Gabriola Hot Alto Full View
Gabriola Hot Alto Guitar: Gabriola Hot Alto Bridge Detail
Gabriola Hot Alto Guitar: Gabriola Hot Alto Back
Gabriola Hot Alto Guitar: Gabriola Hot Alto Head Detail
Gabriola Hot Alto Guitar: Gabriola Hot Alto Head Detail Back
Gabriola Hot Alto Guitar: Gabriola Hot Alto side view
Gabriola Hot Alto Guitar: Gabriola Hot Alto Rosette view
Gabriola Hot Alto Guitar: Gabriola Hot Alto Heel detail
Gabriola Hot Alto Guitar: Gabriola Hot Alto side and heel view

Materials

Soundboard: Fine red cedar.
Rosette: Green abalone.
Fingerboard: Ebony.
Binding: Rosewood.
Headplate: Rosewood.
Tailpiece: German silver.
Tuners: Waverly.
Neck: Spanish Cedar.
Bridge: Rosewood.
Interior: Spruce.
Scale Length: 512
Dimensions: 800 mm overall length.
Finish: French Polish.

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Flamenco Guitar

Traditional Flamenco sound. Very robust sound in the style of Barbero. Lyrical and bright. Built in 2000.

Flamenco Guitar: Flamenco Guitar front view

Materials

Soundboard: Fine La Roche Spruce.
Rosette: Mosaic.
Fingerboard: Ebony.
Binding: Brazilian Rosewood.
Headplate: Brazilian Rosewood.
Neck: Spanish Cedar.
Bridge: Brazilian Rosewood.
Interior: Spruce and Spanish Cedar .
Scale Length: 660 mm.
Finish: French polish.

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Steel String Guitar

Fingerstyle guitar.

Steel String Guitar: Steel String front view.
Steel String Guitar: Steel String back view.
Steel String Guitar: Steel String bridge close-up.
Steel String Guitar: Steel String head detail.
Steel String Guitar: Steel String heel detail.
Steel String Guitar: Steel String Rosette view.

Materials

Soundboard: Sitka Spruce.
Rosette: Satinwood, Ironwood, Mahogony.
Fingerboard: Ebony.
Binding: Ebony.
Headplate: Quilted Bubinga.
Tuners: Grover.
Neck: Mahogany.
Bridge: Rosewood.
Interior: Spruce.
Scale Length: 640 mm.
Finish: French polish.

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La Roche Concert Guitar

A small 20 fret concert classical guitar. This model is a specialty because of its size. It has an extremely lyrical and sweet sound.

La Roche Concert Guitar: La Roche Concert Guitar front view.

Materials

Soundboard: Spruce.
Rosette: Mosaic.
Fingerboard: Ebony.
Binding: Ebony.
Headplate: Rosewood.
Tuners: Gold.
Neck: Spanish Cedar.
Bridge: Rosewood.
Interior: Spruce and Spanish Cedar.
Scale Length: 650 mm.
Finish: French polish.

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Dulcimer

Unique design. Bright, lively sound. Has the ability of being plucked or bowed. Can be played standing or sitting. End pin can be installed.

Dulcimer: Front View
Dulcimer: Back View
Dulcimer: Close View
Dulcimer: Grain Detail
Dulcimer: Head: Close view
Dulcimer: Head
Dulcimer: Rosette Detail

Materials

Soundboard: Sitkas Spruce .
Rosette: Purpleheart Padaouk and Maple.
Fingerboard: Honduras Rosewood.
Binding: Honduras Rosewood.
Tailpiece: Nickel.
Tuners: Nickel.
Neck: Maple.
Bridge: Honduras Rosewood.
Interior: Spruce.
Scale Length: 670 mm.
Finish: French polish.

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