Our Lutherie Approach

We aim to design and build all our guitars for:

- Tonal excellence (accuracy of fretnotes, selection of quality woods, efficient modal vibration, clarity and optimal tuning)
- Playability (action, responsiveness, balance, delivery or carrying power)
- Craftsmanship

Our Crossover nylon strings guitars are designed and built as two equally important functional parts – a guitar with tonal excellence and playability ( balance, action, and responsiveness optimised for amplified operation against feedback and still playable unplugged; plus a well setup pickup system. Both parts are designed /installed and adjusted to work together to meet the specific sound requirements and playing style of the Musician. A wide range of pickups and amplification options are available including digital wireless microphones and receivers.
The guitar audio spectral response are measured using a tap tone and a spectrum analyser and the spectral tuning frequencies are assessed for compliance – the specific stages of tuning occurs at various stages from thicknessing to assembly. A final measurement is done after french polishing as the predelivery record.

Fleta style guitar taptone spectral response - not yet played in

 

Crossover guitars are built like normal fan braced classical guitars but the main difference being the narrower neck and a radiused fret board for playability by steel string Guitarists. The Guitars have a clear and balanced tone for studio recording work and stagework.

During design and construction we always aim to encourage the maximum number of vibration modes and consider the possible impact of guitar structural changes due to string tension especially when the top is thinned to optimal thickness and has a lightly braced top and minimal doming.

 

 

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