This custom made instrument was designed in detailed deliberation with the customer, Paul van der Velde. His wish was a nylon string guitar with a jazzy feeling.
The sound should be well balanced and it should have a lot of volume. We discussed various options and decided to make an instrument based on the Maccaferri Orchestral.
To increase the volume I have made a raised fingerboard so the string angel is different on the top. I used a D hole, but not as big as on the Maccaferri.
I can build your new Nylon Selmer with excellent spruce or very old fine cedar.
For the back I recommend Indian Rosewood or very special Brazilian rosewood.
The neck is like a classical guitar.
Gerrit, I'm very happy with this instrument: -The sound is very good in all the details. -It's very loud, louder than any other guitar. -The sound is solid. -Also with the pick up the sound is very good. Again: Good work, thank you! Paul vd Velde