2019 Yulong Guo "Granada" SP/CSAR
|Back & Sides||CSA Rosewood|
|Scale Length||650 mm|
|Nut width||52 mm|
This is the second of Yulong's winning "Granada" models we've received from him and it immediately reminded us just how pleased we are to be the exclusive US representative for this model. Just a look at it and one can immediately see the bold, but classy aesthetic - the rosette has a Romanillos-inspired motif featuring black Moorish columns backed by abalone inlays, giving the guitar a dramatic and strong look. The head veneer and binding are snakewood, and the back has a strip of maple which tapers toward the heel, and is flanked on either side by a gorgeous book-matched set of CSA rosewood. The CSA rosewood on the sides have some of the lighter "sapwood" which both contrasts with the darker heartwood but also complements the maple strip in the back. Sound is as lovely as the appearance - velvety, smooth and balanced across all registers, with immediate response and a nice, lightweight feel. The neck shape is extremely comfortable and it's a breeze to play. This is really a classy instrument in every regard and we look forward to many more of these to come. Congratulations to Yulong Guo for a tremendous instrument all around.