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2020 Elias Bonet CD/AR

Year 2020
Top Cedar
Back & Sides African Rosewood
Scale Length 650 mm
Nut width 52 mm
Finish French Polish
Country Spain
Luthier Elías Bonet Monné
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Description

This is our fourth guitar from this talented young maker - and our first with these great materials - cedar for the soundboard and beautiful set of African rosewood for the back and sides. Like our first three guitars, this is his traditional model, which is built with a five-fan bracing pattern and built from solid, well-aged woods, using templates designed according to guidelines provided by one of his teachers, Juan A. Reyes. Basically this is the Spanish system of 'closing the sound box from behind' which draws greatly from two of Elias' historical points of reference: Antonio de Torres and Alex van der Horst (aka "Alejandro"). Elias works the seasoned wood to deliver a deep richness of timbre, providing a wide range of tonal colors and nuances to be heard along the length of the strings in the right-hand area, resulting in an intimate and moving expressiveness. The guitar also has ample volume to satisfy any professional need in the studio or concert stage. The guitar has bold, modern look with geometrical patterns in the rosette and head veneer - inspired by seventh-century Persian carvings - all executed with a high level of precision. We are happy to be the exclusive US dealer for Elias Bonet and look forward to seeing many more guitars in the future!

Photos taken during construction.

Videos

2020 Elias Bonet CD/AR

Francisco Tárrega's "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" played by Tomasz Fechner

Guitars by Elías Bonet Monné