Posts from ‘Coming Soon’
This week, Italian luthier Lorenzo Frignani shared a few photos with us of a beautiful new guitar that has been strung up and will be coming our way soon. This guitar features a Spruce top and Imbuia back and sides, always a stunning pair. In addition to photos of the finished product, Lorenzo also included some interesting shots of the intricate inlay he added to the back of this instrument, just below the heel. Check them out below!
We are very excited to introduce you to a new maker for us out of Spain, Elias Bonet! Here is a little peak at a guitar which will be coming our way very soon. It features a Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides as well as a beautiful rosette not quite like any we’ve seen.
Here is a gorgeous new instrument we will be receiving very soon from Italian luthier Paolo Coriani. This guitar is especially interesting because it is near-exact “bench copy” of an instrument built by Enrique Garcia in 1907. Paolo had this very instrument in his workshop for many years and was able to study all the details necessary to create the gorgeous instrument in the photos below. For comparison sake, we’ve included three images of the original Garcia in the album as well.
This week, we have an extra special Coming Soon installment for you in that it features a budding YouTube star… Maria Conde! Maria was recently profiled in a beautiful mini-doc from Bloomberg’s MADE series which showcases “craftspeople and their premium wares, all made the hard way.” There certainly is nothing easy about making a guitar, and we are thrilled to see Maria’s work receiving the recognition it deserves.
We’re still gushing about Celil Refik Kaya’s recent performance here in the showroom on a beautiful 2017 Cedar and Satinwood by Jochen Rothel. But within just a couple weeks, we’ve already got another instrument from him coming our way, this time with the stunning combination of a Spruce top and Maple back and sides.
Swedish luthier Tobias Berg has just finished guitar #124 which will be on its way to us very soon! Looking at the pictures he sent, we were immediately taken by the stunning bridge which Tobias constructed out of a piece of Boxwood. Check out the pictures below where you can see the original cut of wood and the final bridge being glued and vacuum clamped.
Here are some beautiful pictures of a new guitar from Panamanian-born luthier Luis Fernandez de Cordoba. This particular instrument he is calling “Homenaje a Torres” as it is not an exact copy of any particular Antonio de Torres guitar but instead, his own design infused with many of the concepts and details from the instruments of Torres’ First Epoch.
For many years, we have closely followed and admired the work of French luthier Bastien Burlot who has built guitars for the likes of Roland Dyens and Thomas Viloteau. However, his most recent project – which he is calling “Alkemia” – has got us more excited than ever before!
For the “Alkemia” project, Bastien is building a series of guitars with rosettes inspired by the great cathedrals of France. The first instrument he is building for is based off the Chartres Cathedral located about an hour outside Paris by train. As you can see in the photos below, the mosaic designs in the rosette are taken directly from the stained-glass windows of the church itself. In addition, the label has a labyrinth design which comes from the floor of the cathedral’s nave, a famous gathering spot of pilgrims from around the world who walk the labyrinth with their heads bowed in prayer.
In addition to the three prize winning guitars at this year’s Granada Guitar Building Competition, we were particularly taken by one instrument from French-Ukrainian guitar builder Youri Soroka. So much so in fact that we asked him to build a new guitar for us to share with all of you!
Youri’s backstory is almost as beautiful as the look and sound of his instruments. Here he describes how he went from a career in technology to falling in love with the craft of guitar building:
Check out these photos sent to us from German luthier Julia Wenzel of her new instrument coming our way very soon! You may remember Julia’s gorgeous Cedar top and Cypress back and sides from several months ago, an instrument that was identical to her prize winning guitar in the 2017 Granada Guitar Building Competition. We are now looking forward to getting our hands on the instrument below and seeing what new colors this completely different combination of woods brings to her sound.