Leonard Plattner, Jesus y Maria 26, Madrid.

  • Year:

    2018 - number 29 new. Labelled, numbered, stamped, dated and signed by the maker

  • Body:

    Indian rosewood - very high quality timber, quarter-sawn and straight-grained, with fine line maple purfling.
    Body length:- 486mm.
    Top bout:- 273 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
    Waist:- 236 mm & 96 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 362 mm wide & 97 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce - a superb quality top selected from the few fronts acquired from Arcangel Fernandez - very silky spruce and perfectly quartered. The beautiful rosette has central tiles in Arcangel's style and outer decoration influenced by Enrique Garcia. Rosewood bridge with bone-framed tie-block capping and central mother-of-pearl decoration. Shellac french-polished.

  • Tuners:

    Nicolo Alessi with Hauser-shaped side-plates, white rollers and cream buttons.

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 43 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1418 grams

  • Condition:

    New. All shellac french-polished an looking very handsome.

  • Comments:

    Leonard Plattner bought the workshop, tools and remaining timber stock from Arcangel Fernandez and spent nearly a year learning his methods and working alongside him until his retirement. Today, Leonard is making very high quality guitars and frankly, this new instrument is better than any Arcangel classical that I have previously played. This individual artisan-crafted instrument is very different from much that comes from the bigger names in Madrid and is more like those charming characters that were produced in the 40's and 50's.
    This very well-balanced guitar is immediately strong and open with a crisp, focussed bass that has warmth from the G air resonance and with a treble that is remarkable for its clarity and sustain.
    This first guitar from Leonard, for which I already had high hopes, has surpassed my expectations. Highly recommended.

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  • Price:
    Sold May 2018
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