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 spruce-top classical, features his signature carved headstock with ebony veneer which has a dark, almost black color that is matched throughout 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. Being a spruce, it has excellent clarity and separation between the voices throughout the entire register. 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.