The Grand Concert is Stephen's double sided model, which is a cross between Spanish Granadan and Daniel Friederich style guitars. He has great respect for Master Luthier Daniel Friederich and loves the sound of his guitars; so Stephen decided to develop his own take on Friederich's style of build. These guitars are not direct replications, but like the Friederich guitars Stephen likes so much, they are similarily crafted with extra attention to the construction of the sides. Composing of two normal thicknessed sides adhered together which by doing so creates a very rigid structure. Along with with a thinner but more ridgidly braced top the result is a louder and higher projecting guitar with great sustain and depth.
This guitar will provide you with an impressive Spanish sound with more control and focus on the fundamental of the note. Plain Scheller tuners, with your choice of plate/buttons, come as standard giving the guitarist sublime quality in tuning. Engraving is an option at extra cost. https://www.gitarrenmechaniken.com/en/
Brass Scheller tuners pictured here with snakewood buttons. Flamed Maple detail on this headstock.
A Grand concert opting for a unique modern rosette and a scoop cutaway.
Stephen will keep you informed on your build progress and enjoys sending pictures of progress if this is something you would like.
The Grand Concert, typically Spruce or Cedar top with Indian Rosewood back and sides, is fully customisable and a very popular choice for it's incredible sound. If you need a different body shape or something custom made like a magnetic arm rest this is all possible. Tone woods are always meticulously selected, for more information on options/sound and if it is something you are interested in trying please get in touch.
Snakewood bindings on a beautiful Birds eye Maple example.
Flamed English Walnut back and Sides from a bespoke completely non tropical woods Grand Concert.
Granada by Albeniz for 4 guitars arranged and performed by Bridget Mermikides
The following recording is on her Grand Concert model. Bridget has many wonderful arrangements available at https://www.viribusmusic.com/
A Bespoke Spruce top, Ziricote back and sides Grand Concert which was a first for Steve using diamonds in the rosette!
The Grand Concert price includes a Hiscox Pro II but any other case can be sourced such as Visesnut but this would be additional cost.