Eric Monrad, USA
Custom Concert Model
Maple/CSA/spr.
2009
$12,000.00 (Sold)
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Overview: Offered here is a very powerful, open, elegant sounding custom concert guitar by Eric Monrad, one of the finest makers practicing the art of lutherie today. Its sound possess both the clarity of an exceptional maple guitar and the warmth and body of an outstanding rosewood guitar.

The synthesis of a Romanillos body plantiilla and modified Miguel Rodriguez inspired bracing pattern works exceptionally well here, making for a creamy smooth, traditional sounding, classical guitar with an unusually large dynamic range. Expect quick round sparkling trebles, firm basses, wonderful depth and evenness of sound, excellent playability, exquisite materials and workmanship ranking with the finest in the world. In sum, a delight to the eye, lovely to listen to, great fun to play, this musical guitar is a wonderful example of lutherie art at its finest. (Learn more about this classical guitar maker).

Materials: Quilted big leaf maple sides and back with a central back panel of CSA; aged, solid European spr. soundboard; cedar neck with graphite reinforcement; ebony fingerboard with 20th fret; traditional mosaic rosette; curly "claro" walnut bindings; hand rubbed French polish of shellac finish; nut and saddle incorporating Byers' individual string compensation system; Rodgers' very rare sterling silver precision tuning machine heads (the finest in the world) with dark mother of pearl oval buttons; 650mm string length; slate blue Calton hardshell case.