Originally based out of Southern California, luthier Erez Perelman now lives and builds guitars in his home country of Israel. He builds in a purely traditional Spanish style. Born in Israel and raised among musicians, Perelman found his passion for guitar making after studying guitar under Celin Romero. He considers himself primarily self-taught, although he gives much credit to fellow west coast guitar maker Eugene Clark.
This is truly a remarkable old-fashioned flamenco guitar in every regard. It is extremely light and vibrant, and is incredibly responsive to even the lightest touch. Its tone is simultaneously raspy and aggressive, as well as lyrical and musical. Playability and action are wonderful, and the machine-pegs are a joy to use (looking just like traditional pegs yet operating like geared tuners). Simply a tremendous flamenco, especially for the price.
Just before this instrument was made (in 2012), Paco de Lucia had ordered one of these fine flamencos, for more details, click here.