Description of this instrument for sale
Steve Toon Guitars - Gypsy Jazz - D Hole [Available on Order]
Gypsy Jazz - D Hole
This is a "Grande Bouche" style guitar with 12 frets to the body. The bracing has been optimised to achieve the loud punchy rhythm sound of these guitars.
The guitar is also available fitted with an internal resonator - by request - and I also build a Nylon String version of this guitar.
- Selected spruce top with optimised bracing and hand made rosette
- Body having laminated Indian Rosewood back and sides with a lacquered interior
- Mahogany neck with stiffening bars and a bi-directional truss rod
- Ebony fingerboard with MOP position markers
- Macasser ebony headplate with inlaid "Toon" logo
- 640mm scale
- 48mm nut width
- "Grover sta-tite" tuners
- High gloss finish
- Hard 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.”