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2013 Woon Sun Lee SP/MP

Year 2013
Top Spruce
Back & Sides Maple
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 52 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Korea
Luthier Woon Sun Lee
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Description

Woon Sun's style is understated, yet elegant and perfectly executed. A look firstly at the carpentry reveals a worker who understands craftsmanship at a very intimate level. From a woodworking point of view, this is a flawlessly made instrument. Some interesting details include an origami-lotus motif in the central band of the rosette - all wood is "long grain" which gives the rosette more "sparkle" in various lighting settings. Also his elegant use of maple in the tie block, head veneer and the purfling throughout. A very tasteful and unique look.

For tone, his goal is to produce as natural a sound as he can, allowing the woods to be assembled in such a way that they vibrate freely, and be the primary contributors to the sound quality. This particular guitar is made with a spruce top which enhances the clarity and separation of the voices. At the same time, the tone has a full richness that is normally associated with cedar topped instruments. Although it boasts a weight similar to the Madrid-style makers, it has the loose, quick response found in the southern Spanish schools of Granada and Cordoba. The maple back and sides on this instrument give it an added "warm glow" to each note, giving it a very smooth and warm quality of sound. It is easy to play for both left and right hands, and it projects beautifully to fill any sized room. GSI is pleased to be the exclusive US dealer for Woon Sun Lee.

Although a "used" guitar, it is virtually like-new condition with only a few, very minor signs of prior use.

Photos of this guitar during construction.

Guitars by Woon Sun Lee