Markus Held was born in 1973 in Heidenheim, Germany. At the age of seven he started to play classical guitar. Since ten years he builds traditional Spanish classical and flamenco guitars. Today he lives in the south of Germany (Müllheim-Vögisheim) where he has also his workshop. His guitars have a very powerful sound, strong basses and the voices have a very good separation. The top of this guitar is made of spruce, back and sides are made of Zebrawood. A special feature is the soundport in the upper bout sides near the heel that increases the air flow through the body which lets the soundboard move more freely. These hole not only increase the presence of the sound for the player but also add to the volume, clarity, openness and depth for the listener. All French-polished. A hardshell case is included.
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