Flamenco Bionda

Body: Reynolds Concert Grande

Woods: Eastern Hard Birdseye Curly Maple, Alaskan Yellow Spruce, Eastern Hard Birdseye Curly Maple neck, Black and White Ebony fingerboard and bridge, Amboyna Burl headplate, backstrap and tie block, Bloodwood binding and internal structure.

Construction Details: 650mm. 18-hole bridge. Flamenco braced Swiss Moon Spruce, Bloodwood bracing and lining, Reynolds C Block architecture neck block in Honduran Mahogany, Carbon fiber reinforced neck, 3-piece heel stack, headstock veneer and backstrap in flitch cut Amboyna Burl. German Rubner tuners with Ivoroid buttons. Evo fret wire, Water Buffalo bone nut and saddle.

Notes: This flamenco, designed for a client with a powerful singing voice, demonstrates how a luthier can intersect tradition with a unique set of woods. A flamboyant look for this guitar combines highly figured local maple with rare exotic woods. The Black and White Ebony bridge has an Amboyna Burl tie block finished off with black Buffalo horn, and employs an 18 hole string set which locks the string ends in place and ensures no dreaded string slap. A bright sound in maple, tempered by the cedar top, the full-depth body projects loudly. Quick note decay maintains a clear sound against the volume produced by this instrument. Finished in nitrocellulose lacquer.