Made by the son of the great guitarist of the same name. It has huge volume and extremely quick response. Although the tone is "classical", the response and playability is much like a southern Spanish flamenco guitar - likely due to its lightweight build, for its size. For many years now, these have been compared in this regard to the great instruments of Miguel Rodriguez. Since his 170th guitar, Pepe has adopted a reverse fan system (fans radiating from the bridge area, rather than from the soundhole) for his standard model after studying an early 1970's Rodriguez with this very system. Pepe feels this opens the instrument up, and gives it a unique distinctive quality of sound that appeals greatly to his sense of style. This guitar also features the use of a brass nut (which Pepe has used on every guitar starting with #200), which also adds an extra helping of clarity and brightness to the sound. Playability is very easy with a smooth neck and large, rounded frets. This guitar is just as stunning in appearance as it is in sound - it features a beautiful set of redwood for the soundboard (very rare, Pepe has only used this material a handful of times), framed by a set of dark Indian rosewood for the back and sides. Playability is easy with a very comfortable neck shape and slightly shorter (645mm) scale length. Pepe Romero Jr.'s waiting list for new instruments is several years so we are delighted to have a guitar of his which is available now.
Luthier Bio: Pepe Romero Jr.