Description of this instrument for sale
Steve Toon Guitars - LANSDOWN [Available on Order]
I wanted to build some good quality steel string guitars with a clear balanced tone and clean modern looking lines, yet with a foot in the past.
The Lansdown is a really comfortable size guitar and just wants to sit in your lap and be played. It has 14 frets to the body with an X braced front and has been especially designed for ease of playing.
This guitar has a balanced tone and can be adapted to a wide range of playing styles, either for accompaniment or as a solo instrument.
- Selected Spruce top
- Indian Rosewood back and sides
- Swiss pear bindings
- Real Abalone rosette
- High gloss finish
- Macasser ebony fingerboard and bridge
- Macasser ebony headplate with inlaid MOP "Toon" logo
- Bi-directional truss rod
- Bone nut and saddle
- Nickel "Grover Sta-Tite" tuners
- 45mm nut
- 58mm string spread at saddle
- 24.9" scale length
- 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.”