Flamenco guitars are a rare find from Tobias Braun
, so we are delighted to offer this fantastic blanca that he built in 1996 and named "La Mediterranea". At first glance this guitar has some striking features - notably the Santos-inspired "wave pattern" mosaic in the rosette which is also found in other areas of the guitar - in the central strip at the foot, the inlay framing the rosewood center strip on the back and even in the tie-block. A small single-checker motif is also used in the top edge purfling and surrouding the rosette on both sides. The sound is just as marvelous as its appearance - it has plenty of punch, bite and growl, and its lightweight build give it the feel and responsiveness normally found in the great mid-century Spanish blancas. Tobias told us that he modeled this guitar structurally on a 1989 Manuel Reyes that was owned by a very fine flamenco player and teacher whom he knows. The guitar is concert-ready condition and would sound fantastic in any solo or ensemble situation.
Luthier Bio: Tobias Braun