Model C1B - Baritone Classical
When I received an inquiry to build a baritone classical guitar, I was not sure I wanted to accept the commission. While I have been offering various configurations of steel string baritone guitars for many years, I had never built a nylon string version before and was not sure how it would turn out. After consulting with a few trusted colleagues, many days of drawing, calculating ideal scale length, looking at various string gauges and overall string tension….I decided to accept the commission. I am VERY glad I did! To say that the C1B is a successful instrument is an understatement. I was so moved by this instrument that I am now offering it as a regular model.
Based on my C1 concert classical model, this is a performance level, concert sized guitar. As with all my nylon string guitars, the C1B is lattice braced and has an elevated neck with a negative angle to the body. The neck joins the body at the 13th fret.
Tuned from B’ to b, its haunting, mellifluous voice is balanced across the fretboard and up to the top fret. Each note speaks clearly with a strong fundamental and a lush overtone series. This is an incredibly expressive and lyrical guitar.
I have not photographed the C1B as in appearance it is identical to the model C1
. It does not incorporate the Ruck style sound-ports.
- "I don't know how he did it. Every note is perfect. I didn't think he could pull it off. I don't know how he did it..."