2013 Richard Reynoso CD/IN


Year: 2013 Top: Cedar
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood Scale Length: 650 mm
Nut Width: 52 mm Finish: French Polish
Country: USA Condition: Excellent
Case: Yes Exchange Policy: ExchangePlus


ITEM: 06171A


Richard Reynoso is a guitar maker based out of California, USA. His instruments are fully traditional in construction design and largely inspired by the great Spanish makers of the past, but they do offer a voice and personality that is entirely his own. This particular instrument, a cedar-top classical, features his signature carved headstock with ebony veneer, and Baljak tuners with matching ebony embedded in the plates. The dark, almost black color of the materials in the head are matched through the unique detailing of guitar - most notably in the purfling, rosette and bridge material. The aesthetic is striking - one is tempted to say it has an almost "neo-art deco" look to it with its hard yet graceful lines and contrasts. Its sound is steady, bold and well-defined, with a large color palette and dynamic range. Each note is very dense, with the overtones tightly packed into the firmness of every note. Although the top is cedar, it has the great clarity and separation between voices normally found in spruce. Likewise, feel and playability are also excellent, with its well-shaped neck and comfortable action providing a sense of control and a solid, stable feel in all playing situations. GSI is proud to be working with Reynoso and we see much talent in the build quality, tone and feel of his guitars. Although this is a used guitar it has only a small amount of visible playing wear and is structurally like-new condition.

Photos of this guitar taken in Richard's shop just after completion.

Luthier Bio: Richard Reynoso

Orfeo Magazine No. 10 - West Coast Luthiers

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