1990 Matthias Dammann SP/CSAR
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This is an early "sandwich top" from its most famous exponent, Matthias Dammann. At this stage in its development, the tops were all-wood (no nomex) in materials, with thin and lightweight wooden latticed braces "sandwiched" between two thin pieces of spruce. This resulted in a very lightweight top which has been very attractive to players seeking a guitar with immediate response, enhanced volume and ease of play. According to Russell Cleveland, this instrument was concertized on several times by Virginia Luque, and was shown to David Russell and Manuel Barrueco (both players of Dammann themselves) who were both "amazed" by it. Apart from a small splice in the extreme lower bout of the top (which may be original construction) the guitar is in excellent, almost pristine condition.