Joshia de Jonge, Canada
Custom Concert Model (all wood lattice bracing), elevated fingerboard
African blackwood/ced.
New 2014
Overview: This magnificent concert guitar has it all: a rich, dark, very clear, very even, very responsive, musical voice; unusually fine projection; and exquisite, understated visual beauty.

The concert guitars of Joshia de Jonge combine northern European traditional tonal beauty with the quick response and laser-like projection of the most successful, innovative contemporary guitars. The guitar offered here incorporates a moderately elevated fingerboard for easy access to the upper frets, and (new for us) a sleek very comfortable arm rest and small discrete sound port with a magnetized adjustable port cover. To view a video sample of Patrick Kearney performing on a 2014 Joshia de Jonge cedar/Wenge classical guitar, click here.

Both very musical and very powerful, these player friendly, world class, concert instruments have 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. (Learn more about this classical guitar maker).

See both the Winter 2015 issue of Classical Guitar magazine and the November 2013 issue of Acoustic Guitar magazine and its "Great Acoustics" article. Both magazines feature a biographical essay and photo spread about Ms. de Jonge's elegant work.

Materials: African blackwood back and sides; upper bout sound port with magnetic port cover; lower bout armrest; western red cedar soundboard; moderately elevated fingerboard with "V" graft head to neck joint; 20th fret for strings 1,2, and 3; African blackwood bindings; Joshia de Jonge’s silky new vine pattern mosaic rosette; twelve hole tie block; unsurpassed craftsmanship; superb French polish of shellac finish on the soundboard; varnish finish on the sides, back, and neck; 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; twelve hole tie block; 650mm string length; custom Hoffee Carbon Fiber Case.