Description of this instrument for sale
Steve Toon Guitars - CONCERT DOUBLE TOP CLASSICAL GUITAR [Available on Order]
Following a meeting and some discussions with Paul Fischer, I started to experiment with a Double Top concert guitar, using Nomex as the core.
I have been offering this type of guitar for about a year now once I was happy with the design. So far the guitar has been very well received.
The guitar is with a cedar front and 5 braces and closing bar. It has a very strong developed sound which is very Spanish in nature. The guitar has good sustain and volume. It is quite a powerful guitar.
This guitar is built with double laminated sides, the inner layer being either cypress, pear or rosewood. These stiffer sides help support the top and allow more energy from the strings to transfer to the top.
I build the guitars by hand using fairly traditional methods and select all the materials for each guitar with a view to achieving the best tone for each one, looking for a wide palette of tone colours and an even balance between the bass and treble.
You can discover my interview in the blog of Luthiers.com here:
ABOUT THE MAKER - STEVE TOON
I acquired my first guitar at the age of ten when my father found a broken one in a skip. Together we spent many hours repairing it, and since then I became captivated by its sound and intrigued by its construction.
I have been making guitars for more than 25 years and am fascinated by the process of turning beautiful wood into a living instrument of simple beauty which can produce versatile sound – whether aggressive and strong, powerful and passionate, or light and tender.
When I start a new guitar, I have an idea in my mind as to how the guitar will look and sound. I aim to make all my guitars respond individually to the player, and I select the wood very carefully, paying great attention to the soundboard and matching it with the most suitable sides and back. I use traditional methods and work almost entirely by hand.
My passion for making individual and distinctive guitars can best be summarised by Andres Segovia, the father of modern classical guitar playing, when he said:
“The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different colour, a different voice.”