Sound, aesthetics and the excellent fabrication characterize the guitars constructed by Roy Fankhänel. The top consists of finely grained alpine spruce which is embellished with a shellac polish. The top’s frame is made of figured maple which is skillfully gentrified on the inner side with filigree inlays. The rosette consists of mosaic motifs and is made up of longitudinal wood shavings. The back has two parts, which are connected to each other by the use of a maple inlay. The purflings on the guitar’s back consist of a red inlay which is bordered on the in- and outside by light-coloured inlays. Those inlays do not only run along the outer frame of the back, but also along the maple inlay in the middle of the back, so that both halves are framed. The back itself consists of East Indian rosewood. Neck and head are made of cedro, whereby the head has an added cover of East Indian rosewood on its front-side. The machine heads are from Baljak.
Further characteristics are:
– Spanish neck-body connection based on the Romanillos model
– Head connected with neck by a conical mortise joint
– Cantilevered fingerboard
– Nut is embedded in the fingerboard
– Additional string compensation on bridge inlay
– 12-hole bridge with symmetrically aligned holes mirrored at the central axis