Born in 1976 Karel Dedain built his first guitar in 1998. He lives and works in Gent, Belgium. His passion for playing the Flamenco guitar awakened his interest in guitar building. He studied at the CMP (Centrum voor Muziekinstrumentenbouw) with Walter Verreydt, and since 2006 making guitars has been his main job. Karel is specialized in classical and Flamenco guitars. Furthermore, he teaches guitar making at the centre of musical instrument building in Puurs, Belgium, together with Walter Verreydt. Karel makes about ten guitars a year, all of them completely handmade. One of his specialties is the French polish finish. His philosophy is not to invent everything from scratch but to make use of the best ideas of historic luthiers, such as Torres, Garcia, Arias and Hernandez.
What a beautiful Enrique Garcia model. This light weighted guitar was built with an outstanding set of straight grained cypress, a wood that has been used for many years in the Spanish guitar building tradition. The first thing happening when one opens this guitar’s case is smelling a fresh wave of woody Mediterranean cypress fragrance. An absolutely beautiful experience which creates an immediate link between the player and his guitar.
This guitar is in excellent condition. Free of cracks and wearing only few minor playing marks. The action is quite low which makes it super easy to play. It is a responsive and lively instrument, with a very quick and precise reaction. The extremely sensitive top allows intense tone colour variations and provides bold overtones.
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