The Concerto

Base Price: $10,000

“A traditional concert classical guitar designed for live performance”.

The Classical Guitar is still a favorite among jazz and fingerstyle artists. Over the years I have had many requests to build a live performance friendly traditional concert style nylon string. A lot of thought went into the design of the Concerto and how best to cater to my customers needs. This Concerto features a beautiful solid carved arched back which aids in projection and eliminates the need for any back bracing, a double top which increases the guitars volume and responsiveness and tapered sides which gives an enhanced  bottom end and aids in all over comfort. Add to that a traditional classical neck with a spanish heel and a 2 ” neck width to give plenty of room between strings for fingerstyle playing and a beautiful hand carved Floral Side Port that acts as a monitor for the player and you have an instrument that is as impressive to look at as it is to play. The tone is well balanced and very even and the trebles just sing. This guitar was built to be more acoustical and therefore does not come with a pickup.  Pickups are available for an extra charge and there are many options available. I would be happy to discuss this and come up with a pickup option that is right for you. The Concerto is a great performer with a beautiful voice that will compliment any style of acoustic fingerstyle playing


body width:            14 5/8"

body depth:            tapered from 3 5/8" to 4".  custom widths no charge

neck:                         one piece quarter-sawn honduras mahogany. 2" neck width. custom widths no charge

body wood:            east indian or bolivian rosewood, or flame maple. Honduras rosewood, master grade flame                                        or quilted maple $650.  exotic and highly figured wood when available, priced accordingly

top wood:               master grade carpathian spruce or western red cedar. double top $1,500

sound hole:           round with classic rosette

cutaway:                 n/a

finish:                      high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer.  color for maple guitars $500

binding:                   matching wood binding and purfling.  curly koa, bird's eye maple $300 other exotics when                                            available, priced accordingly

fingerboard:         black or macassar ebony. Flame or bird's eye maple $300 exotics or highly figured woods                                              when available, priced accordingly

scale:                       25 1/2", 20 frets. flat or 30" fingerboard radius

inlays:                      vine $1,200. custom inlays priced accordingly

frets:                        nickel silver.  stainless steel $200

headstock:             Black or macassar ebony veneer.  other exotic woods when available $350

 tuners:                   gotoh custom with ebony buttons

truss rod:              two way adjustable

pickup:                     available upon request and priced accordingly

bridge:                     black or macassar ebony. brazilian rosewood variable down bearing bridge $100

case:                         hiscox lite flite case.  hoffee carbon fiber case with case cover $1,200

style:                       standard 6-string.  left handed and 7-string $800

non refundable $1,000.00 deposit required