John Weissenrieder, a native of Colorado, originally built guitars in the workshop of Andrea Tacchi in Florence, Italy, before setting up his own independent workshop. This is an extremely accurate structural copy of a 1969 Robert Bouchet, #127 (some of the detailing, including the rosette come from a 1950 Bouchet), one of the great masterpieces of guitar making. Materials are very high quality, including Alessi tuners and top-grade woods. The attention to detail and elegant aesthetics make this a gorgeous guitar, and the quality of tone is just as stunning. In the spirit of an authentic Bouchet, this guitar has seemingly endless sustain and a creamy and warm, yet focused tone. It is very well balanced and loud enough for any concert situation, and the graceful neck shape and easy action help to create a very playable guitar as well.