2018 Tomas Delgado
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Back/Sides: Indian RW
Scale length: 650
Top French/ Lacquer S/B
Price: Inquire only
In the middle of 2018, Tomas Delgado had the pleasure of restoring a 1971 Daniel Friederich guitar made of a Redwood top and Indian rosewood. In the guitar community, Friederich guitars are respected for being top in their class for elite players. Restoring one became very inspirational to Tomas. It led him to build two similar guitars. One with a redwood top and another with a cedar top.
This cedar guitar differs from her redwood sister in volume. To simply say this is a loud guitar, would be an understatement. It is a powerful instrument, rich with tone, and the most rewarding character of tension of any of his recent builds. The top has been French polished, while the backs and sides are lacquered. Through the years, while experimenting with different finishing combinations, this split between lacquer and French polish has proven remarkable for tone.
Sustain, projection, and balance between strings are at the their peak. Players will easily find themselves in a trance when playing this guitar. The guitar will not wake you up from your focus; it will help you maintain it. Finally, keep in mind that this guitar is showing these qualities now. It still has a lifetime ahead of it to mature.