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Concert

Guitars

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.

Concert Guitar front

French Maple guitar back.

 
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 Indian Rosewood Armrest.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Rafael Andia and Claire Sananikone recording.

This duet performed by Rafael Andia and Claire Sananikone was composed by Rafael, and recorded in 2008 on Caldersmith Concert guitars.

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<strong>Inmemorial Sobre Las Notas Negras</strong> composed by Rafael Andia and  
              performed by Claire Sananikone and the author on Caldersmith Concert  
              guitars.. Inmemorial Sobre Las Notas Negras composed by Rafael Andia and performed by Claire Sananikone and the author on Caldersmith Concert guitars..
<strong>Inmemorial Sobre Las Notas Negras</strong> composed by Rafael Andia and  
              performed by Claire Sananikone and the author on Caldersmith Concert  
              guitars.. To download this audio file....
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Alessandro D'Aco playing The Frog Galliard by John Dowland, on his Caldersmith 
  Concert guitar. Alessandro D'Aco playing The Frog Galliard by John Dowland, on his Caldersmith Concert guitar.
Alessandro D'Aco playing The Frog Galliard by John Dowland, on his Caldersmith 
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Roger Lock playing the Allegro from 'La Catedral' by Paraguan composer Agustin Barrios 
  Mangore, on his Spruce Top Caldersmith Concert guitar. Roger Lock playing the Allegro from 'La Catedral' by Paraguan composer Agustin Barrios Mangore, on his Spruce Top Caldersmith Concert guitar.
Roger Lock playing the Allegro from 'La Catedral' by Paraguan composer Agustin Barrios 
  Mangore, on his Spruce Top Caldersmith Concert guitar. To download this audio file....
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Preludio  by  Manuel Maria Ponce played on Caldersmith concert guitar by Dietmar 
  Garn. Preludio by Manuel Maria Ponce played on Caldersmith concert guitar by Dietmar Garn.
Preludio  by  Manuel Maria Ponce played on Caldersmith concert guitar by Dietmar 
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This recording of 'Sleepwalker in a Storm' was produced by Warwick Payne, and 
  performed by the composer, Ben Dean, who plays a Caldersmith guitar. To purchase a copy of 
  the score, contact the composer by email: <a href='mailto:dreamingmoth@hotmail.com'>dreamingmoth@hotmail.com</a> This recording of 'Sleepwalker in a Storm' was produced by Warwick Payne, and performed by the composer, Ben Dean, who plays a Caldersmith guitar. To purchase a copy of the score, contact the composer by email: dreamingmoth@hotmail.com
This recording of 'Sleepwalker in a Storm' was produced by Warwick Payne, and 
  performed by the composer, Ben Dean, who plays a Caldersmith guitar. To purchase a copy of 
  the score, contact the composer by email: <a href='mailto:dreamingmoth@hotmail.com'>dreamingmoth@hotmail.com</a> To download this audio file....
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*Background Music: Roger Lock playing 'LaCatedral' (Barrios) on his spruce-top Concert guitar.

 

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