Leonard Plattner is an interesting figure of contemporary Spanish guitar making. He is the successor of Arcangel Fernandez, who himself was one of the direct heirs of the Madrid tradition of guitar making and successors of the philosophies of Santos Hernandez and Marcello Barbero. Leonard truly learned at fantastic places as his first master is no other than the very respected Geneva luthier Jacques Vincenti. There, he could approach many historical instruments and get a deep sense of quality craftsmanship and tone.
This classical guitar is a perfect example of Leonard Plattner’s rich legacy. Made in 2017 and featuring cypress back and sides, it is highly responsive and playful. It is important to note that this instrument is built like a classical guitar and not a flamenco guitar. Therefore, it displays a bold and explosive character yet with great sustain, elegance, and charm. With only scarce playing marks, this second-hand guitar is in excellent condition. It is recognizable for its enchanting fragrance diffused by the cypress and is, in our opinion, a real gem from a highly skilled luthier still very much under the radar.
|Back and sides:||Cypress|