Kenneth Brogger is Denmark's top builder - and one of Europe's best makers - of traditional Spanish-style guitars in his generation. He has been active for over a quarter of a century as a luthier, writer, restorer of old instruments and museum exhibitor. As a result of his tireless efforts, Brogger has become highly regarded in his native country, and was honored by the Queen of Denmark in 1997 when he was awarded the "Applied Arts Prize of 1879" and a silver Hetsch Medal, the highest recognition in the field of artisan craftsmanship. His building style is very reminiscent of the old Spanish masters (Garcia, Simplicio, Fleta) yet shows signs of the French and Granada schools (Bouchet, Friederich, Marin) as well.
Although this guitar is made with beautiful cypress back and sides, it is fully a classical guitar. It still has excellent sustain and depth, and the high-quality spruce produces a very expressive tone with great dynamic range. The cypress does add a very quick attack and a powerful, immediate response, making this a very fun guitar to play overall. The guitar is also decorated with beautiful purfling and a perfectly executed rosette. His building style is very reminiscent of the old Spanish masters (Garcia, Simplicio, Fleta) yet shows signs of the French and Granada schools (Bouchet, Friederich, Marin) as well. The guitar is easy to play and has a very smooth neck with comfortable action. We recommend this builder highly and are excited to be representing his guitars in the USA.
This guitar from 2006 is in excellent shape, with no damage or repairs, and only minor signs of playing wear.