This new masterpiece crafted by Bernhard Kresse is more than just a musical instrument; it’s a confluence of history and artistry. Drawing inspiration from the legendary luthier Louis Panormo, Kresse has manifested a true homage to the golden era of guitar making.
From the very first glance, one is immediately captivated by the lustrous spruce top, showcasing a radiant grain that hints at the sonorous wonders it can produce. This pale, fine-grained top contrasts stunningly with the rich, deep hues of the CITES certified Brazilian rosewood used for the back and sides. The Brazilian rosewood, known for its resonance and rarity, lends an added layer of exclusivity and charm to the instrument.
The meticulous craftsmanship is evident in every inch of the guitar. From the perfectly aligned purflings to the intricate details of its rosette, every element testifies to Kresse’s dedication to perfection and his reverence for Panormo’s legacy.
Sound-wise, this Kresse creation is nothing short of spectacular. It possesses a voice that’s both powerful and nuanced. The spruce top, coupled with the Brazilian rosewood, produces a sound that’s warm yet vibrant, deep yet articulate. Each note rings with clarity and sustains with a richness that fills any room. Its responsiveness to the touch can evoke a range of emotions, from the gentle whisper of intimate passages to the bold proclamation of more forceful compositions.
Owning this Bernhard Kresse guitar is not just about having a musical instrument; it’s about possessing a piece of history, reimagined and handcrafted with passion and precision for the modern age. It’s an heirloom, a testament to the timeless allure of exquisite craftsmanship and the universal language of music.
|Back and sides:
|Brazilian rosewood (CITES certified)
|Air body frequency:
|Knobloch EDC 34.0