Jeroen Hilhorst Concert guitars
|The Standard Concert Guitar|
With the standard concert guitar I have tried to create a guitar that has a very strong projection, but that stays close to the traditional guitar. I tried to make an attractive sound, in a guitar that is not too heavy. And I tried to create enough sound for the player, a.o. with the extra soundhole in the side of the guitar.
The guitar has an elevated fingerboard, which is good for the sound, makes for easier playing over the octave and minimizes the chance for scratching the soundboard.
The guitar has an armrest on the egde of the soundboard. This prevents damping of the vibration of the soundboard by the arm. It is also comfortable for the arm, and will prevent medical problems in the arm.
There are 20 frets on the fingerboard.
The string length is 65 cm.
The guitar has an optimised soundboard, a centerbrace and a reinforced back.
The guitar is varnished by hand with a durable finish, rubbed out to a high gloss.
The soundboard is French polished with shellack.
The machineheads are top of the line GOTOH (510), with aluminum rollers and black buttons.
A Hiscox PRO-II case is included.
The materials in the standard concert guitar:
- A soundboard of very high quality European spruce, or cedar
- Back and sides of very high quality Indian rosewood
- The back is reinforced with cedar
- An cedar neck reinforced with graphite
- An ebony fingerboard
- An ebony centerbrace
- Internal reinforcements in pine
- A rosette and decoration lines in kingwood and maple.