Zbigniew Gnatek is a renowned Australian luthier based in Sydney, Australia. His guitars are particularly interesting and highly sought after. He builds instruments at the highest level and perfectly combines the tradition of European guitar building with the extraordinary sound characteristics of Australian lattice construction. His commitment to a powerful yet sonorous and colorful tone and his impeccable craftsmanship has earned him immense international success, and his waiting list now extends over many years. His guitars are therefore rare gems.
This guitar is a work of art and a true masterpiece of lutherie. It displays aesthetic harmony and excellent taste. Many details are particularly eye-catching. The inlaid rosette has a delicate light wheat ear on a red background, and the shape of the head is reminiscent of Robert Bouchet’s guitars.In addition, the armrest and the raised fingerboard remind us of the modern character of this guitar. The cedar top and back as well as the sides are made of Madagascar rosewood of the highest quality. Compared to the Australian standard, this relatively light lattice guitar stands out from the crowd due to its meticulous workmanship and incredible sound characteristics.
The tonal power of this guitar is astonishing, but it also has a unique elegance and complexity of sound, defined not only by its tonal volume but also by the possibilities of timbre, dynamics, sustain and harmony. The trebles sound round, warm, and rich in overtones. The basses are responsive and precise and offer perfect clarity between registers. In addition, the slim shape of the neck as well as the perfect setup offer excellent playing comfort. This is therefore a first-class concert guitar that will appeal to guitarists who are looking for an elegant, rich sound and at the same time appreciate the advantages of modern construction.
|Body and sides:||Madagascar rosewood|
|Air resonance frequency:||E|
|Case:||Hiscox Pro II|