The classical guitars of Joshia de Jonge are exceptional world class concert instruments. They combine the refinement of northern European traditional tonal beauty with the quick response and laser-like projection of the most successful, innovative contemporary guitars.
Moreover, Joshia de Jonge’s new back bracing system and the rich tonal characteristics of African blackwood lend her latest instruments yet even greater projection and tonal response than the many wonderful instruments we have received from her in the past.
This guitar's powerful first string is round and clear, firm, even, and very quick and alive - as are all its strings. Its deep resonant basses are rich and solid, perfectly in balance with their treble counterparts. Both very musical and very powerful, this player friendly, world class, concert instrument has a highly appealing warm, creamy, very smooth signature sound and a wide palette of color and attack. Each note is like a polished jewel. Playability is excellent offering one of the easiest actions and neck contours around. The exquisite visual beauty of this instrument, of course, speaks for itself.
Joshia de Jonge is a wonderful, unique talent. Suffice it to say, we consider it an immense honor to represent her and her exceptional concert instruments. (Learn more).
See the November 2013 issue of Acoustic Guitar magazine and its "Great Acoustics" article which features a full page essay and photo spread about Ms. de Jonge's elegant work.
Materials: Laminated African blackwood sides and back with sapwood figure; old master grade European spruce soundboard; moderately elevated fingerboard with a perfectly executed "V" graft head to neck joint; 20th fret; snakewood bindings; Joshia de Jonge’s silky new vine pattern mosaic rosette; twelve hole tie block (not pictured); unsurpassed craftsmanship; superb French polish of shellac finish; Rodgers L243 precision tuning machine heads (the finest in the world) with engraved brass side plates featuring Joshia de Jonge's proprietary headstock crest design, cream colored rollers with self-aligning bearing bushings, and kidney shaped snakewood buttons; 650mm string length; TKL hard shell case.