This spectacular concert guitar features Kolya Panhuyzen's recently introduced innovative
new bracing system which imparts even greater projection, evenness, and
depth of sound to his already very impressive, traditional sounding
are esteemed for their balance, wide color palette, clear singing
trebles, sonorous basses, overall flexible musical sound, projection,
and easy playability. Kolya Panhuyzen's classical guitars are performed
upon by an unusually large number of professional musicians.
Most of the
following concert artists have also recorded on their Panhuyzen guitars:
Carlo Domeniconi, Zoran Dukic, Hubert Käppel, Dale Kavanagh, Thomas
Kirchhoff, Matt Palmer, Krzysztof Pelech, Sonja Prunnbauer, Nathasja van
Rosse, Laura Young, and Raphaella Smits.
Panhuyzen was born in Berlin in 1941. As a youngster he often fell
asleep to the sound of Tarrega and Sor studies that his father played on
the guitar. Kolya himself liked to sing and the guitar became and
remains his companion to this day.
Inspired by his uncle, the
renowned luthier Edgar Mönch, Kolya Panhuyzen built his first guitar in
1967 in the Mönch workshop where he became a frequent visitor and
observer. There he made parts for his uncle´s instruments and three more
guitars until 1976 when he set up his own workshop in Toronto, Canada. Thirty
years and more than four hundred guitars later he continues to make
master classical guitars in Germany during the winter and in Canada
during the summer. He builds only one guitar at a time - slowly,
lovingly, meticulously - so as to maximize his focus on wood choice,
soundboard and body tuning, and workmanship. (Learn more about this classical guitar maker
Dark Ind. sides and back, European spr. soundboard, elevated
ebony fingerboard with twentieth 1st string fret, French polish of
shellac finish on the soundboard for optimum acoustic response, thinly
applied lacquer finish on the sides and back for durability, Baljack tuning machine heads with ebony oval buttons, 650mm string length, TKL 9100 double arched hardshell case.