This excellent John Price classical guitar has been sold
John ¨Price specializes in making an arched, braceless back guitar, designed to maximise strength and allow better airflow inside the soundbox to enhance the projection of the instrument markedly. It has a ‘focusing’ effect on the classical guitar’s overall sound, and minimizes the dampening effect when the classical guitar is held too close to the body.
Here is some information on John Price guitar borrowed from John’s website :
“There have been many changes to methods of construction in the development of the classical guitar over the years. For generations classical guitar players have constantly searched for their perfect instrument and as a consequence the modern classical guitars of today continue to evolve. There must always be a place for traditionally made guitars and the sound they produce but there will always be room for more research, experimentation and refinement.
The very best of traditional woods, contemporary materials and modern building methods are used in my range of John Price Concert Guitars.
Utilising both musicianship and cabinet making skills, I take an intuitive approach when designing and building these instruments. My unique approach to the construction of the soundboard and the lattice that supports it greatly enhance the volume, tonal range and flexibility of nuance required in the modern style of guitar.
By coupling this type of soundboard with an arched, braceless back, sustain and projection are also greatly enhanced.
All of these features are complimented by a consistency in the set up of the guitar resulting in an appreciable ease of playing offering the performer a greater scope of musical expression and interpretation.”