Roy Fankhänel’s workshop is located in Oelsnitz, Germany, where he builds guitars in the German tradition. He shows a very high level of craftmanship that can be seen in features such as the V-joint, the details of the rosette, the design of the head and the quality of the construction in general. His guitars are powerful instruments with a generous rich sound. They are very easy to play and feature a slightly radiused elevated fingerboard.
This guitar was inspired by the work of Antonio de Torres and follows the idea of a modern interpretation of the traditional Spanish guitar. It is therefore an instrument with a fine colourful tone, very sensible to the stroke and expressing and charming timbre. Nevertheless, some details remind us that this guitar is a contemporary concert instrument that can fill concert halls and some elements as the elevated fingerboard and the waxed neck were built in order to optimise the playability. A first quality bear-claw spruce top was chosen for this instrument and it is astonishing how this new guitar already sounds amazingly clear and brilliant.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|