|Just a quick hello to let it be known that I currently have four guitars available for purchase at the moment. All are Flamencos with 3 Blancas and one Negra. They are all a little different from each other, both in sound and visuals.
I’ll add a few thoughts on each instrument below and for more details please head over to catthompsonguitars.wordpress.com/available
If any of my guitars are of interest to you, please get in touch and I can go over my honest thoughts in further detail. The prices listed on my site include a Visesnut Active Series Case. The case can be upgraded or not included as you wish and the cost adjusted accordingly.
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Sound-wise (which is tricky and nebulous to articulate fully, but I’ll give it a shot) the Canadian Cypress B&S and Top is quite dry in sound and I often refer to it as my Ferrari. Seems very fast under the fingers to me. This guitar has black binding and ebony headplate to nicely counter the pale colour of the instrument.
The Canadian Cypress B&S/Engelmann Top is a bit more resonant than the all-Cypress but still very much in Blanca territory. Maple binding with BWB purfling, and a Bocote headplate matching the bridge.
The Mai Daeng B&S/Canadian Cypress Top feels very much like a classic Negra to me with a fuller, more resonant sound to it. Three-piece back and the sides are Mai Daeng, a local Thai wood, I’d say somewhat close to rosewood in density but not a rosewood per se. Very simple binding with one layer of maple purfling separating the body from the binding which is also in Mai Daeng (lit. wood red).
The Red Mountain Cedar B&S/Engelmann Spruce Top, my first Flamenco guitar (and the lowest in price!), might look like a Negra but the cyrpess-like Cedar B&S puts it solidly in Blanca land. Not quite as dry as the two Canadian Cypress B&S, I think, maybe.