Our good friend Narongsak Visesnut has become a household name in recent years for his fantastic hardshell guitar cases which have become extremely popular. His passion for the classical guitar also has driven him to build guitars in his free time, and to which he has become increasingly dedicated. In fact, he has been consistently at it for over a decade, and has apprenticed and studied with a host of established builders including Yuichi Imai, Kazuo Sato, Paul Fischer and even the great Jose Romanillos. He has been showing his instruments to us over the past couple of years and as impressive as they have been developing, it wasn't until we saw he most recent guitar at the 2019 Antonio Marin Guitar-Making Competition in Granada, Spain that we realized just how far he had come. In fact this very instrument we are offering here is the actual guitar that made it to the final round in this very competition. It is masterfully and beautifully built with incredibly gorgeous materials but also in the style of the great makers of the past - most notably, Torres and Hauser I. The guitar is flawless in its construction and fit and finish, and is built with a light 7-fan system with no bridge plate, very Spanish in build and character of sound - which is very robust, thick and full yet steady and clear at the same time. Plenty of volume and ease of play make this an incredible value for the price. We are thrilled to have this guitar here and look forward to seeing more of his work in the future.