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2024 La Gitana ES

Continuing with the series of guitars using less conventional woods I am happy to present the first in the flamenco series: La Gitana. Keeping as close to tradition as I can I have selected European spruce for the top, this spruce is the usual timber employed in the manufacture of flamenco guitars. For the back and sides I have chosen English yew replacing the more usual selection of cypress. Like cypress yew is a softwood which is a relatively unique choice for back and sides, the norm being to use a hardwood such as rosewood. Yew is an interesting timber, it is the densest of the softwoods and displays a characterful grain and a beautiful golden colour, perfect in many ways for the guitar and very much in-keeping with the flamenco. The sound is rich and raspy with beautiful colour and punchy attack.

Soundboard - European Spruce

Back & Sides - English Yew w/Amazon Rosewood

Neck - Spanish Cedar

Fingerboard - Indian Ebony

Head Plate - Indian Ebony 

Bindings - Amazon Rosewood

Rosette - Triangles

Tuners - Waverly/Sloane

Finish -Shellac

Case - Hiscox Pro II

£6000.00

Price includes international shipping. 

Payment accepted in UK£, US$, Euro€ and Bitcoin*.

*Paying with Bitcoin may cause a taxable event so with this in mind using Bitcoin automatically gets you 20% discount, enquire for further discussion.

2022 RE Concert

Soundboard - European Spruce

Back & Sides - Indian Rosewood

Neck - Spanish Cedar

Fingerboard - Indian Ebony

Head Plate - Indian Ebony w/Cedar Strip

Bindings - Indian Rosewood

Rosette - Crown of Thorns

Tuners - Waverly/Sloane

Finish -Oil

Case - Hiscox Pro II

 

 

This elegant spruce top concert guitar is now available for sale. This guitar started its life on a short term loan to guitarist Ian Watt, you can here him play it here in this transcription of Edvard Grieg's Arietta:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWxPByDmpCA

It can also be heard here as part of Ian's tutorial videos which I highly recommend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYG8B1uMgzg

To register interest in this guitar drop me an email at: info@michaelritchie.co.uk

£6000.00

Price includes international shipping. 

Payment accepted in UK£, US$, Euro€ and Bitcoin*.

*Paying with Bitcoin may cause a taxable event so with this in mind using Bitcoin automatically gets you 20% discount, enquire for further discussion.

La Senorita III 2023

Soundboard - Sitka Spruce

Back & Sides - Swiss Pear with Indian Rosewood

Neck - Spanish Cedar

Fingerboard - Indian Ebony

Head Plate - Indian Rosewood w/Cedar Strip

Bindings - Indian Rosewood

Rosette - Spinning Motif in Box, Ebony & Cedar

Tuners - Schaller Fine Tune

Finish - French Polish

Case - Hiscox Pro II

I am very happy to introduce the 3rd La Senorita. La Senorita pays homage to the guitar outside of the "Classical" or "Flamenco" styles giving me the chance to play with the woods a little. Using a combination of Sitka Spruce for the soundboard and Swiss Pear for the back and sides has brought to life a beautiful sound and tone. The guitar has a mellow timbre with a subtle growl and purr to the bass and a singing, punchy treble, The notes across the board are beautifully even with excellent volume.  The feel to the strings is one that can be both played delicately and with gusto and still achieve great projection and clarity. Above all this instrument is fantastic fun to play! More Photos to Follow!!

£6000.00

Price includes international shipping.

Payment accepted in UK£, US$, Euro€ and Bitcoin.

Now Sold

In this video Matthew and I discuss guitars, to hear us talk about La Senorita go to 22:35

2021 ES Concert 640mm

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I am pleased to have available this delightful 640mm scale  ES Concert guitar. 

The soundboard is old European spruce and the back and sides Indian rosewood.

The neck is Spanish cedar with a ebony fingerboard. The bindings are Indian rosewood.

The top is braced with a traditional 7-fan strut pattern and the scale length is 640mm

Nut width 52mm

Finished with oil

Comes with Hiscox ProII case

Price £5000. price includes international shipping.

Payment accepted in UK£ US$, Euro€, and  Bitcoin.

More photographs coming soon!

Now Sold

2016 Jazz Classical

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This Jazz Classical is now for sale! It is, I suppose 2nd hand but has in actual fact never yet been sold. I made it in 2016 and it began life with the guitarist Dave Keary from Van Morrison. It was only on loan and was used in the recording studio around that time, since it's return to me I have kept it as my own instrument but can't quite justify keeping it as it only ever gets occasional playing.

The soundboard is very old sitka spruce and the back and sides are very rare and beautifully figured pau ferro sometimes referred to as santos rosewood. It is worth bearing in mind this is not a true rosewood.

The guitar is fretted with Evo Gold fret wire for an added aesthetic, fitted with a K&K Pure Classical pick up system and comes with a K&K external pre-amp which to my ear offers the best amplified nylon sound out there. This guitar is a lot of fun to play!

Fitted with Waverly tuners it is finished with tung oil. It comes with a Hiscox Pro II case.

Price £5000. Available from DK Classical Guitars   

 

                                            Ian Watt playing this guitars