Yulong Guo is probably the most renowned Chinese guitar maker in and outside China. He has been building guitars for almost 40 years and has gained a worldwide reputation. One of the highlights of his career is winning second place at a lutherie competition in Spain recently. He impressed visitors and the jury alike with his masterly execution of woodworking and the exceptional sound qualities of his guitars.
For this Chamber Concert model, the latest classical guitar technology was used: double-top with two ultra-thin layers of first-class cedar on either side of a layer of Nomex to give the strength needed for the durability of the top. Using this technique also reduces the soundboard’s weight, and therefore enhances the guitar’s sound volume and responsiveness by far. Back and sides are made of Indian Rosewood, arched in the manner of the violin. This technique gives the guitar an amazing sound projection and volume, making it ideal for concert performances. Moreover, the upper bout of the body is sloped to provide a ‘raised fingerboard’ in the style of Humphrey guitars. Thanks to this slight change in the height of the fretboard, the playability of the trebles in high positions is greatly improved. A techwood armrest, ultra-smooth frets along with an extra sound port on the side, and a low string action make the Chamber Concert model exceptionally easy and comfortable to play.
The photos of this guitar are general product images that may differ from the actual instrument.
|Back and sides:||Indian rosewood|