1984 D.P. LaPlante SP/CY
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David LaPlante has been building guitars since 1966. He has participated in the Romanillos masterclasses and also interstingly has a background restoring early C.F. Martin guitars. His work can be seen at the C.F. Martin Museum, the Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and in the volume "C.F. Martin and his Guitars" by Philip F. Gura. His contributions to that book are acknowledged as well as in Jim Washburn and Richard Johnston’s "Martin Guitars" and in José L. Romanillos' revised and augmented edition of "Antonio Torres Guitar Maker - His Life and Work."
This is traditional flamenco blanca peghead which is light in weight and therefore responsive and raspy with a lot of flamenco growl. Apart from some very modest playing wear, the guitar is in great shape and ready for the stage or studio.