Joshia de Jonge, Canada
Concert Model (all wood lattice bracing), elevated fingerboard
African blackwood/spr.
New 2019
Overview: These exceptional concert instruments combine northern European traditional tonal beauty with the quick response and laser-like projection of the most successful, innovative contemporary guitars.

The rich tonal characteristics of African blackwood lend these instruments yet even greater projection and tonal response than the many elegant instruments we have received from Joshia de Jonge in the past.

These guitars' powerful first string is round and clear, firm, even, and very quick and alive - as are its second and third strings. Their deep resonant basses are rich and firm, perfectly in balance with their treble counterparts. 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. The exquisite visual beauty of these instruments, of course, speaks for itself. (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: European spruce soundboard, laminated African blackwood sides and back; upper bout sound port with magnetic African blackwood cover; moderately elevated ebony fingerboard; brass frets; 20th fret for strings 1, 2, and 3; mahogany neck; blackwood bindings; Joshia de Jonge’s 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, black rollers with self-aligning bearing bushings, and kidney shaped ebony buttons; 650mm string length; hard shell case.