Description of this instrument for sale
Steve Toon Guitars - FLAMENCO [Available on Order]
Flamenco Nylon String Guitar
My flamenco guitars are lightly built and based on a "Macello Barbero" guitar.
The spruce front is selected for its tonal qualities and fitted with a hand made rosette.
My flamenco guitars are very vibrant and I can bias the sound towards a guitar for accompaniment or solo work depending on your requests. You can also choose specific neck widths and profiles as I generally build these guitars to order and not for stock. I also offer a model based on "Reyes" which is a more modern guitar and can also offer a Negra guitar.
I am often asked about pegs for Flamenco guitars. In the past I have used both wooden and also special mechanical pegs but I now only use wooden pegs. Pegs are not always easy to adjust and often I am asked to modify guitars with pegs - to remove the pegs and install conventional tuners. Now when I supply a guitar fitted with pegs, the pegs are always installed in such a way that the guitar can be modified to have normal tuners without requiring a lot of repair (ie plugging the peg holes).
- European spruce front with handmade rosette
- Selected cypress back and sides
- Spanish cedar neck
- Ebony or rosewood fingerboard
- Bone nut and saddle
- Wood bindings and purflings
- High gloss finsh
- 650mm,660mm scale length or by request
- 52 mm nut
- 60 mm at 12th fret
- Sloane tuners with black buttons and black rollers
- Hiscox Pro 2 case
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.”