François Leonard has been building classical guitars for almost 20 years now and lives and works in his workshop in Lorient, France. He had the opportunity to learn from many guitar builders in England and also worked in the Lakewood workshop in Germany. He received support from Dominique Field as an occasional mentor, so it is no surprise that the aesthetics and structural concept of his guitars are strongly influenced by French masters such as Daniel Friederich and Dominique Field.
The 2023 Francois Regis Leonard Lattice Bracing guitar is a true masterpiece, crafted with a cedar soundboard and Indian rosewood back and sides. The lattice bracing system creates an incredibly responsive soundboard that delivers an open and responsive tone that is truly amazing. The trebles are enormous, with an airy, well-rounded, and mature character that is sure to impress. This guitar faithfully reproduces every nuance and detail of the player’s performance, with a wide range of tone colors and dynamic ranges that make it a pleasure to play. The craftsmanship is impeccable, with every detail attended to by the skilled hands of Francois Regis Leonard. Overall, the 2023 Francois Regis Leonard Lattice Bracing guitar is an exceptional instrument that is sure to be sought after by guitarists who demand the very best in terms of tone, playability, and craftsmanship.
Watch the presentation video of this particular guitar below, where you will find a lot of additional information about its playability and sound.
|Luthier:||Francois Regis Leonard|
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air body frequency:||G|
|Strings:||Knobloch EDC 34.0|