This beautiful guitar was built by the Swedish luthier Heikki Rousu. He has been building guitars since 1990 and has crafted more than 300 instruments by now. This special instrument is an eleven-string guitar, also known as alto guitar or Bolin guitar. This extended-range classical guitar was developed by the Swedish luthier Georg Bolin in the 1960s and has been largely popularized by guitarists Per-Olof Johnson and Göran Söllscher.
This beautiful 2020 model, number 383, shows an astounding overtone-rich sound. It is conceived to play lute music with guitar technique and offers thereby exciting new possibilities for guitarists and through the large tonal range also a completely new sound world. Guitarists who seek an authentic approach to pieces by J. S. Bach and S. L. Weiss, for example, will certainly enjoy the almost unlimited possibilities of this hybrid guitar. It is tuned g d a f c G F Eb D C B, a third higher than the traditional 6 strings guitar, and offers a stunningly rich and resonant sound.
|Top:||Torrefied European Spruce|
|Back and sides:||Sapele|
|Air resonance frequency:||G|