Dan Kellaway is a great guitarmaker who knows perfectly in detail how Lattice classical guitars work. He has developped however a ‘traditionnal’ classical guitar which as a result is considered by our team as one of our best classical guitar.
Here is the comment of Dan on his fan braced classical guitar : ‘my Fan braced classical guitar is a development based on a traditional design but enhanced with a modern approach to soundboard construction. The Engelman’s Spruce soundboard provides the best range of colour covering the full range from bright to dark.
It also uses back and sides made in traditional form but constructed to maintain the most even response across the entire range. My aim here is to produce a concert instrument that sings with the familiar tones of the great traditional Spanish classical guitars but with more volume and playability ‘
This classical guitar has a huge definition with mellow treebles and a perfect balance with bass. Everything is very articulate and cristal clear. A unique opportunity to get a fantastic guitar which still remains affordable.
Here are some information taken from Dan’s website:
I offer a traditional guitar for players who seek the most authentic Spanish tones.
My traditional model has the following features:
The soundboard, in either Engelman’s Spruce or Cedar is braced with a traditional fan in the style of Romanillos.
The back is flat and assembled with a decorative purfling and reinforced inside with a “marriage strip”.
The sides are standard depth.
The bridge is of a standard appearance.
It has the 12 hole tie block system as well as my own saddle variation.
I make saddles T shaped so the full depth of the slot does not go completely to the edge of the saddle block.
This avoids creating a weakness for that thin strip of wood in front of the saddle.
The rosette can be chosen from a range or my personal rosette can be fitted.
Finishing can be high gloss or not, French Polish or Nitrocellulose lacquer.