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Sanders, Ashley

To me the classical guitar is something very special amongst guitars. It is not an easy instrument to get right and as such I strive to meet a personal benchmark on each guitar. This benchmark allows me to build on a very consistent level and therefore guarantees the construction and tonal qualities.

When it came to building my own guitars I felt the need to produce a non-copy, a guitar with my own plantilla and slight variations in bracing and internal structure. I started off following the traditional bracing method, then tried radial bracing and later settled on the lattice method. Consequently I have found this to be an ongoing process of subtle changes, one at a time, with an emphasis on not making too big a departure from the last guitar. This enables me to easily identify any improvements gained, without the confusion of having done too many alterations at once. To me the classical guitar is something very special amongst guitars. It is not an easy instrument to get right and requires serious focus on the small things to keep on track. It continues to reward me with a sense of respect and achievement with each new guitar, and for me this really is the essence of " job satisfaction"
Australia
Concert, Lattice Braced, Arched Back

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