In Search of Maple

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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by madrilla » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:31 pm

A couple more I found:

Altamira N2 Torres - It seems to be a new model.

De Cascia Sylvia cedar/maple - This is quite different not just because of the cedar but also modern build & features. Built in China but setup and french polished in Montreal. It has wood lattice bracing, braceless arched back, elevated fret board (or sloping sound board), truss rod, sound port on the side and arm rest. All for $2100 including double arched hardshell case. There's a review of the rosewood version ($1995) on YT, which apparently has more sustain than the Cordoba C12.

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Re: In Search of Maple

Post by zavaletas » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:24 pm

I am carrying lots of maple classical guitars these days made by both Spanish and German makers. As of January 2nd this year, all species of rosewood (dabergia family) have been listed as endangered species, and so require CITES licenses to import and export. The costs in time and grief of obtaining CITES licenses adds significantly to costs of guitars, so makers are scrambling to find alternative woods. Maple, of course, has a very long history as a fine wood for guitar making-- and was very popular during the 19th century for classical guitars.

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