de JONGE, Joshia, Canada
Concert (all wood lattice bracing)
This magnificent concert guitar by Joshia de Jonge combines the finest attributes of the northern European traditional tonal aesthetic with the quick response and projection of the most innovative contemporary guitars.
Incorporating as it does both Joshia de Jonge's new back bracing system and the unique musical characteristics of African blackwood, this instrument possesses yet even greater projection and tonal beauty than the many wonderful instruments we have received previously from this gifted guitar maker.
Its powerful first string is round and clear, firm, and very quick and alive - as are all its strings. Its deep resonant basses are rich and solid - perfectly in balance with their treble counterparts. This is an exceptionally musical, very powerful and articulate, player friendly, world class, concert guitar which combines a highly appealing warm, creamy signature sound with a wide palette of color and attack. As one concert artist commented recently, "each note is like a polished jewel." Playability is excellent offering as it does one of the easiest actions and neck contours to be found. (Learn more).
Materials: Sides and back of African blackwood, old master grade European spruce soundboard, one of a kind highly figured mahogany neck, perfectly executed "V" graft head to neck joint, snakewood bindings, traditional mosaic rosette, traditional bridge design, impeccable craft in every respect, superb French polish of shellac finish - Rodgers L243 precision tuning machine heads (the finest in the world) with engraved brass sideplates featuring Joshia de Jonge's proprietary headstock crest design, cream colored rollers with self-aligning bearing bushes, and kidney shaped snakewood buttons - 650mm string length, TKL hardshell case.