Nylon String

I began my guitar making career building classical guitars and in some respects this has informed my approach to the other instruments I make - lightly built, lightly finished, resonant and with a functional approach to decoration. 

I have developed a design over many years using a circular lower bout with the bridge at its centre (I use this same shape for the steel string Pergola model) and this is a very efficient location from which to drive the soundboard. I use a bracing system which is part fan/part radial to achieve the best balance across all frequencies. I have also built his model with a lattice bracing system built entirely from wood (no carbon fibre) and this gives the power of the lattice system combined with the woody warmth of the more traditional fan brace.

A.J.Lucas, Lincoln, England. Tel. +44 (0) 1522 880674

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