Category Luthiery & Design

Classical guitar luthiery and design articles. Includes posts and videos about luthiers and guitar construction for classical guitar.

Review: Cordoba C10 Parlor Classical Guitar

Review: Cordoba C10 Parlor Classical GuitarCordoba ‘Luthier Series’ Line of GuitarsSolid Canadian cedar topSolid  Indian Rosewood back & sidesIndian rosewood binding / Indian rosewood bridge7/8 body size, 50mm nut widthmother-of-pearl weave rosette630 mm scale lengthPrice range from $1000-$1300 USD (via Amazon…

Review: Cordoba C12 Classical Guitar

Review: Cordoba C12 Classical GuitarCordoba ‘Luthier Series’ Line of GuitarsSolid Canadian Cedar TopSolid Indian Rosewood back & sides650mm scale lengthRaised (Elevated) FingerboardPrice range from $1650-$1850 USD Buy from Amazon.com for the best price: Cordoba C12 Classical GuitarCanadians go here. Bradford’s Option at…

Matthew McAllister Plays Barrios on Four Guitars

Scottish guitarist Matthew McAllister plays the third movement of La Catedral, Allegro solemne by Agustín Barrios (1885–1944) on four different guitars. This comes via the excellent Siccas Guitars and their constantly updated YouTube channel. Always a pleasure to hear the very musical Matthew McAllister and a fun addition…

Audio Comparison of Six Guitars by Sigurdson

A nice audio comparison of six different classical guitars by Canadian luthier Jeff Sigurdson on his Youtube channel. All are played by Drew Henderson and all with the same mic placement and unprocessed sound. You can certainly hear differences in…

Review: Cordoba C9 Parlor Classical Guitar

Review: Cordoba C9 Parlor Classical GuitarCordoba ‘Luthier Series’ Line of GuitarsSolid Canadian cedar top, solid mahogany back & sidesIndian rosewood binding / Indian rosewood bridge7/8 body size, 50mm nut widthmother-of-pearl weave rosette630 mm scale lengthPrice range from $850-$1200 USDYouTube Video Review…

2016 Dominelli Double Top Guitar (Sold)

SOLD.  2016 Double Top Guitar by Marcus Dominelli Top: Spruce-Inner/Nomex/Cedar-Outer Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood 630mm scale (shorter scale length) Bridge Indian Rosewood, Honduran rosewood binding and armrest, Ebony head plate Spanish cedar neck, Macasser ebony fingerboard, V-jointed headstock Elevated fingerboard, Soundport w/magnetic cover Gotoh…

Idea: built-in design for attaching guitar supports

An idea to integrate guitar support attachments into the design of classical guitars. Let’s do away with suction cups, clamps, and magnets and have it all part of the guitar. It would just be a small hole and then a…

Sold. New 2015 Marcus Dominelli Double Top Guitar

SOLD. 2015 Double Top Guitar by Marcus Dominelli Top: Spruce/Nomex/cedar Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood 630mm scale (short scale) Elevated fingerboard Soundport w/magnetic cover Gotoh 510 tuners w/frictionless rollers 21 fret, 51mm nut width. This guitar was built to Marcus’s own…

Drew Henderson Plays Bach on 4 Different Guitars

Drew Henderson performs the Allemande from Suite for lute in E minor BWV 996 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750) live at the Grand Guitar Salon over in Montreal, Québec, Canada. Here he’s using 4 different guitars from luthiers: Douglass Scott (Canada), Mathew Rubindall…

Thomas Viloteau Plays Caterete by Sergio Assad

French guitarist Thomas Viloteau plays Caterete, written by Sergio Assad on a guitar made by Bastien Burlot. Notice that this guitar has no soundhole…it frightens me. It’s like looking at a face with no eyes..or eye holes I guess. I…

Interview with Luthier Kris Barnett

“Austin Classical Guitar interviews Kris Barnett in his guitar workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. He speaks about the makings of a guitar, and the work & passion put into it.” This come via the Austin Classical Guitar Society on YouTube. It’s…

Luthier Q&A: Interview with Marcus Dominelli

A big thank you to Marcus Dominelli for this great interview. Marcus is always willing to sit down and have a talk with me over some coffee and answer my many guitar questions. He’s a friendly guy and always very interested…