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2015 Concert Guitar

This guitar has an old growth Western Red Cedar top, East Indian rosewood back and sides, the back fillet is African mahogany, a Spanish cedar neck, ebony fretboard, African mahogany bindings and an East Indian rosewood bridge.

List price is $3,900!



650mm string length
Neck is 52mm wide at the nut, 62mm wide at the 12th fret
Neck is 22mm thick at the 1st fret, 25mm at the 9th fret
French polish
Gotoh lyre tuners


2016 Concert Guitar

This guitar has a Black Hills spruce top with African rosewood back and sides, the back as a Macassar ebony fillet; Spanish cedar neck, ebony fret board, ebony bindings and an East Indian rosewood bridge.

Izhar Elias told me that this guitar was one of the best that he had played in a long time. "This guitar has incredible separation of notes when you play up the neck. On most guitars the notes get all muddled when you play further up the neck. What a wonderful guitar, Wilson!"


650mm string length
Neck is 52mm wide at the nut, 62mm wide at the 12th fret
Neck is 22mm thick at the 1st fret, 25mm at the 9th fret
French polish
Gotoh tuners
$4200, includes a hardshell case. Shipping not included.

Frank Wallace had nothing but praise for this guitar when he played it at the Guitar Foundation of American Convention, June 2016, Denver, Colorado.



2016 Concert Guitar


This guitar has a high grade, old growth Western Red Cedar top with Claro Walnut back and sides, Black Cherry neck, ebony fretboard, maple bindings and an Indian rosewood bridge with a Mother of Pearl on the tie block.

This is a loud guitar and is very easy to play. You have to play it to believe how even all the notes are across the sings and along the neck, its voice is very clear with a wonderful singing quality.

650mm string length
Neck is 52mm wide at the nut, 62mm wide at the 12th fret
Neck is 22mm thick at the 1st fret, 25mm at the 9th fret
French polish
Gotoh tuners
$4000, includes a hardshell case. Shipping not included.



Here is a photo of the wonderful Dutch guitarist, Izhar Elias, playing this cedar/walnut guitar at the 2016 Guitar Foundation of America Convention this past June in Denver, Colorado. He was very impressed with it!




2012 Concert Guitar
This guitar is based upon Antonio Torres' 1864 FE19 guitar.

It has an Engelmann Spruce top with California Laurel back and sides, Spanish cedar neck, ebony fretboard, ebony bindings and an Indian rosewood bridge.

A very loud guitar with a beautiful singing voice. It opens up quickly as it is played, that is the wonder of Engelmann spruce, it opens up almost as fast as western red cedar.

650mm string length
Neck is 51.5mm wide at the nut, 62mm wide at the 12th fret
Neck is 22mm thick at the 1st fret, 25mm at the 9th fret
French polish
Rubner tuners
$4000, includes a hardshell case. Shipping not included.

Here is what Alex Komodore, Director of Guitar Studies at Metropolitan State University, Denver, said about this guitar:

There is nothing wrong with this guitar! It is loud with great clarity and note separation - and it has a bite to its voice!


Steve Mullins, a flamenco guitarist based in Boulder, Colorado said this - This guitar is incredible! It has a lot to give and it keeps on giving! From clear basses to singing trebles, this guitar will make someone very happy!


Comments

  1. Wilson, I stand by what I have said in the past about the walnut Martinez-style: it is a joy to play, day in and day out. The scale and neck width are well-suited to my hands, which are not large and are increasingly arthritic, these days! As for its voice, it glows, once a new set of stings is played in: crisp enough in the upper registers, "loud enough" but not mushy in the low end. I note that you do not plan to make more, which I guess might be a response to there being little demand among classical players for what seems to be a near ancestor of the more usual instrument. "Their" loss, sayeth this deponent; the Martinez's balance of sweet tone, great playability and compactness make it my "vademecum"--the guitar that can go -- and does! -- with me. It will head east with me to the "Frets and Refrains" guitar camp, taught by Richard Thompson, Martin Carthy and others, next month.

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