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New WR Model! Aztec/Serrano

I am very proud to announce the latest guitar model, The Aztec/Serrano Concert Classical Guitar. This guitar was commissioned by JeHeel Cap with Sap Woodsus Serrano a very good friend of mine. Jesus Serrano is a guitar virtuoso from Mexico City and has won 1st place at many international guitar competitions. When Jesus approached me with the idea of a new guitar model, I became very eager to hear his ideas. This turned into a months-long enjoyable collaboration to design one of the best guitars I have ever built thus far.

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Open Classical At Buon Giorno Coffee

If you like open-mic, I highly recommend the Open Classical at Buon Giorno Coffee in Fort Worth.  I was lucky enough to get some press by showing up with my latest guitar and giving it a 15 minute workout on stage!  StarTelegram2Yes I played and was later interviewed for the Star Telegram.  It is a great venue with some real talent giving their best vocals, guitar solos and more!

 

 

New Gallery Album - Commissioned Guitars

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  We have added a new Gallery Section with some photos of some recently commissioned guitars.  There are several sets of photos to view and we plan to add more as we complete additional commissions.  All of these newest guitars are double tops, one is a Cedar/Cedar and two are Spruce/Cedar soundboards.  To learn more, click here!

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Aztec/Serrano Concert Classical Model

I am very proud to announce the latest guitar model, The Aztec/Serrano Concert Classical Guitar. This guitar was commissioned by JeHeel Cap with Sap Woodsus Serrano a very good friend of mine. Jesus Serrano is a guitar virtuoso from Mexico City and has won 1st place at many international guitar competitions. When Jesus approached me with the idea of a new guitar model, I became very eager to hear his ideas. This turned into a months-long enjoyable collaboration to design one of the best guitars I have ever built thus far. For 6 months we would talk nearly every week about this guitar through the design and building process. The idea was to bring several themes into the spotlight. I began by using premium woods and materials to produce a superior concert guitar for players looking to break the mold with classical guitar music. Players now have a chance to own both a work of art and a very responsive clear sounding guitar with lots of sustain and projection that is a true pleasure to play. In short, the goal was to make one of the best concert classical guitars available.

We chose to merge several themes, which are Mexican, Spanish, South American, and North AmerAzte Pyramid Rosetteican. We elected to use a premium set of Ziricote from southern Mexico. This also happens to be one of my favorite tone woods to use. It produces a very clear deep tone that is very resonate. Next, we selected a very dark straight grain set that stood out from other sets which shows some interesting figure, effects, and showcases a beautiful golden sap wood back center. The sound board is a spruce/cedar double top, custom tuned to this model.

The custom designed Aztec pyramid rosette exhibits a 3D effect with warm colors; a rich red, deep brown and striking black surrounded by a custom designed wheat motif to match this specific model. The edge of the rosette also flows into the sound hole and appeHand Engraved Alessi Tunersars to never end. We dubbed this effect “the infinity rosette”.

The tuners were picked out by Jesus himself and are top of the line Alessi Tuners. These tuners are intricately hand engraved and showcase abalone buttons and dots. The tuning gears are very smooth, accurate and also match the Aztec and Spanish theme very well.

The final touch was done with the idea to make a colorful custom label which features our interpretation of the Aztec feathered serpent, Quetzalcoatl. (Note the engraved feathers of the serpent in the tuners!) The new label inside the guitar brings all these themes together, the Aztec culture and the colors. Each color represents a meaning. Black; War, Yellow; Food, Red; Blood, Blue; Sacrifice, and Green; Royalty.

All the materials used are premium hard woods and go through my extreme scrutiny before use. I found some of the most beautiful sets of flamed Koa bindings to use with this model. The flamed Koa frames the nice effects we achieved and even enhances the abalone tuners.Aztec Serpent Label

It was a true honor to build this guitar for Jesus and I invite you to look at all the wonderful photos we provided for you to peruse at your leisure.  See the Gallery at this link.

A limited number of orders will be built for this model so if you are interested in having one built or have questions please contact me. Inquire for Price and details.

We will also be doing some presentations at several guitar festivals and competitions about this guitar so check back for the latest news.

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