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, and 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.
This superb guitar comes directly from the workshop of Francois Regis Leonard. It combines a very homogeneously grained cedar top with a beautiful two-tone Madagascar rosewood. As always, this Leonard guitar is built with great craftsmanship and the French shellac polish has also been excellently executed. The bridge has an ingenious compensation which ensures a perfect intonation over the whole fretboard. In addition, Francois has thinned out the inner bars of this guitar, which allows an even better response of the top. Finally, the optimal string action offers the guitarist both great playing comfort and extensive dynamic possibilities.
One can find in this instrument all the qualities that characterize a great concert guitar. The volume is impressive and the sound quality exceptionally good. In addition, the wide range of timbres and the fast response of the top make it a truly versatile guitar. Also its warm, cedar-wood typical timbre with optimal clarity and separation achieves a perfect balance. Once again it is our great pleasure to be able to offer this outstanding guitar, built by one of the most renowned French luthiers of the present day.
|Luthier:||Francois Regis Leonard|
|Body and sides:||Madagascar rosewood|
|Air resonance frequency:||G|