|Top:||German Spruce||Finish:||French Polish|
|Back & Sides:||Brazilian Rosewood||Tuners:||Reischl Gold|
|Neck:||Honduran Cedar||Scale Length:||25-1/2” (648mm)|
|Fingerboard:||African Ebony||Neck Width:||2” (51mm)|
|Bridge:||Brazilian Rosewood||Body Width:||14-1/2” (370mm)|
|Headplate:||Brazilian Rosewood||Body Depth:||4-3/16” (106mm)|
This classical guitar captures the essence of of the greatest Miguel Rodriguez instruments.
Miguel Rodriguez Jr. was one of the most influential classical guitar makers of all time. His instruments have become legendary due to their quick, powerful sound and beautiful workmanship.
This instrument is based on plans we took of one of Rodriguez’ last instruments, possibly the last created in his ‘Churchdoor’ series. We have meticulously recreated many of the unique details of this instrument while incorporating some of our own aesthetic elements.
The timber in the back and sides is Brazilian Rosewood and is reminiscent of Miguel Rodriguez ‘Churchdoor’ instruments. The Rosewood exhibits a two-tone effect of light and dark coloured sections in the same piece, giving a striking visual effect.
The top of the guitar is German Spruce and was chosen for its tonal properties and bold ‘bearclaw’ figure. It is inlaid with our signature ‘Black Rose’ rosette with matching fine rope purflings and rosewood bindings.
The tuners are gold plated Reischl featuring white Mother of Pearl buttons. The entire instrument is finished in a fine yet glossy French Polish.
The sound is quick and focused with ample volume. The tome is bright yet sweet. Every note projects clear and strong up through to the high frets.
The instrument is comfortable to play due to the refined neck shape and medium-sized body. The action is set as low as possible for this style of traditional classical guitar. The fingerboard has been shaped with a very small amount of relief in the bass side and the frets levelled with a high degree of precision. This attention to detail has made it possible to get a lower, more comfortable action.