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 remarkable guitar, built by Francois Régis Leonard, is a special edition made of stunning Rio rosewood, which has become rare these days and is of course CITES certified. The sound of this instrument has all the characteristics of F.R. Leonard’s guitars, but you can also recognize an extraordinary charm and elegance. The tone is round and mellow with a great richness. It is a very balanced guitar with a remarkable sustain and excellent playing comfort. As always, Francois offers us a powerful instrument whose sound carries far and with precision. It is a guitar that accompanies the player and offers a wide dynamic range. This instrument, therefore, meets all the criteria of a great concert guitar.
This distinctive guitar is both an exceptional concert instrument and a wonderful work of art.
|Luthier:||Francois Regis Leonard|
|Back and sides:||Brazilian rosewood (Cites certified)|
|Air resonance frequency:||G#|