Hi Bacsidoan -- Thank you! If you are still in the queue, I'd suggest you contact Mr. Reynoso and discuss what you'd like. As you know, he does not really offer set "models," but rather individualizes each guitar, including creating a new rosette for every instrument. In my initial conversation with Richard I asked him if he would be willing to consider making a guitar that was slightly out of the ordinary in its wood choices. So, the entire project has had a spirit of inquiry and experimentation -- primarily in terms of wood choices, but those choices have led Richard to think about and experiment a bit with some of his standard methods. However, Mr. Reynoso has a very clear idea of how he wants his instruments to look and sound, and the innovation occurs within those boundaries. As I am sure he does with every guitar he creates, Richard has a vision of this particular instrument that has developed over the countless hours of thought he has put into it.bacsidoan wrote:Congrats! Actually, I'm really jealous! I did commission a guitar from Mr. Reynoso, but that option was not offered
Mitch -- Thank you -- will do!Feynman wrote:Oh my - that is just lovely. Do please share every detail as it progresses.
Thanks! I will continue to post photos as I receive them.apark1980 wrote:This guitar looks like it's going to be a wonderful thing indeed, look forward very much to seeing the finished article
Thanks for your comments. Forum members who have experience with Richard Reynoso's guitars have uniformly noted that they are excellent not only visually, but also with regard to their workmanship, tone, and playability. I'm confident that this one will be in good company with its siblings.wLance wrote:Really cool rosette and the figure of that maple is impressive. Should be a excellent guitar visually
Tim522 wrote:that back is optically trippy... very beautiful , very cool!
souldier wrote:That's probably the best looking piece of flamed maple I've ever seen.
Hi Tim, Souldier, and Fred -- Yes, Richard Reynoso was lucky to obtain the back and sides from Tom Thiel at Northwind Tonewoods in New Hampshire. The flame was pretty prominent without any finish, but with just a couple of wash coats of shellac it has become really remarkable.Justfun wrote:Beautiful back... Another amazing work art ...
Hi kdwiklund -- Thanks, and I think Richard may have another surprise or two along the way! I imagine you may have seen the short video that Richard posted yesterday on his Facebook and Instagram pages, too.kdwiklund wrote:I am friends with Richard on Facebook and have followed the build of this guitar from the inception of that stunning rosette. It will be one of a kind.