2015 Greg Brandt CD/IN


Year: 2015 Top: Cedar
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood Scale Length: 650 mm
Nut Width: 52 mm Finish: Lacquer
Country: USA Condition: Excellent
Case: Yes Exchange Policy: ExchangePlus


ITEM: 07252


For over the last 40 years, Greg Brandt has been building nylon string guitars right here in Los Angeles. His style is very traditional inside the box and as Greg says - "Hauser and Torres would be right at home looking inside (solid wood, fan braces, etc.)." But Greg does try to push the boundaries a bit when it comes to cosmetics with the use of non-traditional rosettes and some other design elements, as can be seen in this guitar, with his use of assorted rectangular patterns of walnut inlaid in the rosette, tie-block and in two strips on the lower bout of the back - the upper passing "beneath" the center strip, and the lower, longer strip passing "above" the center strip. He also does an "under" the center strip inlay on the foot as well. Overall a unique and modern look, tastefully blended into the frame of a traditional classical guitar.

Of interest, over the years Greg has supplied the Hollywood film industry with several of his instruments, and they can be heard on many motion picture soundtracks including "Goodfellas," "The Straight Story," "Blade Runner," "Field of Dreams," "Godfather 3," "Seabiscuit," "The Mexican," "Cars," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," "Ratatouille," "Tangled" and "Toy Story 3".

Soundwise, this is a bold guitar with a big sound, very resonant with singing overtones and great projection. Basses are big yet beautifully balanced with the thick, velvety trebles. Overall a solid instrument for virtually any musical setting - whether in live venue or in recording studio.

Greg Brandt review in "Classical Guitar Magazine"

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