Australian guitar makers have achieved global recognition for their pioneer
work with carbon fibre/balsa lattice guitars since the early 1980's. As
one of these pioneer luthiers, Graham's work is guided by his Physics
background and knowledge of acoustics.
Traditionally, guitar makers have endeavoured to optimise the vibration
of the back and sides as well the top of the guitar. This means that some of the
plucked string energy is lost from the vibrating soundboard to the back
and sides. The 'new' Australian guitar method builds strong and stiff
back and sides and a very thin top/soundboard. In this way, the string
energy is translated into sound which carries into the audience rather
than much of it being depleted into the player's body.
The carbon fibre/balsa lattice is an effective way of stiffening the
soundboard and so allowing it to be as light and efficient as possible.
A Caldersmith Concert Guitar features the following attributes
- The guitar is made on a strong 17mm marine ply frame.
- 1mm thick western red cedar soundboard reinforced with a graded
rectangular balsa/carbon fibre lattice.
- Laminated curved back increases strength and gives a lower resonance
density, taking less vibration away from the soundboard.
- Double acting truss rod allows accurate regulation of neck curvature.
- Superior machine heads.
- 20 frets.
- Armrest (optional).
- Concert guitars are supplied with a light, but strong Hiscox case
for greater protection during air travel.
Please call us if you would like to arrange trial of any of these guitars.
Back - Australian Blackwood; Sides - European Maple; Neck - Australian Red Cedar; Bindings - Indian Rosewood, European Maple, Australian Cedar veneer.
Armrests are available as an option on Concert guitars, and at extra cost on Grange guitars.
|| Indian Rosewood Armrest.