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A little while ago we shared some pictures of our Connoisseur classical guitar. Today, we thought we’d highlight the craftsmanship of its sister instrument the FRSC

These machine heads are completely hand-turned, hand carved, and then inlaid with mother of pearl and abalone. We think they are works of art in themselves, what do you think…

Read more about the guitar here

Guitar Month

#DidYouKnow that April is International #GuitarMonth? It’ll come as no surprise that we’re big fans of that so we’re going to be showcasing some of our wonderful #guitars during April, starting with our Connoisseur Collection.

The Connoisseur Collection is a range of unique and beautiful hand crafted acoustic guitars. Each is a one-off, a masterpiece, representing the finest work of three of the most revered independent luthiers in the world. Tone, playability, appearance – these guitars make no compromises, every one is exquisite in all areas. The timbers used were chosen specifically for their tonal qualities, seasoned naturally for at least ten years (often decades longer) and handcrafted to reveal the beauty inherent in the wood.

Blurring the lines between lutherie and art…Each guitar took between four and six months to make, its personality often evolving as the character of the wood guides the luthier, almost like the sculptor that reveals the beautiful statue hidden inside a block of stone.

The Connoisseur Collection is for those who appreciate the value of something that is truly unique, those who want something crafted, not ”manufactured”.

The Collection features examples of the work of three master luthiers; a superb French Busato gypsy jazz guitar from Maurice Dupont, Spanish Flamenco and Classical guitars by Ricardo Sanchis Carpio, and some unique, characterful and very special steel-strung acoustic guitars by Irish luthier John Catherwood.