Design & Concept
An exercise of comprehensive design that brings the classical (Spanish) guitar to the XXI century without subverting its essence. Solo Guitars’ concept aims at getting rid of ornamentation seeking the equilibrium in visual austerity. We strive for chromatic harmony in our wood choices. Solo Guitars’ building procedure embraces new techniques, such as the use of double-action truss rod for the neck, while the assembly of the different parts tries to avoid appearance of glued joints, resembling inserted pieces.
XXI century tradition
Playability & Tone
Solo Guitars is more than an aesthetic statement. Its construction methodology has been revisited pursuing warm and intimate acoustics, closer to Jazz music. Due to the neck-body join angle (greater than zero), the height of the strings is consistently low across the fingerboard, improving playability. There is even more: the strings reach the bridge at a higher angle, compared to that of a traditional construction, increasing the tension over the saddle, and thus, the transmission of the vibration energy to the body. Hence, the neck-body angle plays a role in acoustics as well. Finally, the variable width of the sides allows for a gain in body resonant volume without compromising comfort.
The guitar that wishes to be played
Craftmanship & sustainability
The responsible management and trusted origin of a raw material such as wood must be guaranteed. Solo Guitars are, possibly, the first ever handcrafted guitars built entirely from FSC woods. Up to the very last gram. Moreover, the cutting processes are optimized in order to minimize waste. The finishing coat is applied with -dissolvent free- organic wax-oil. This leads to a musical instrument that feels natural and smells like wood. Lastly, every Solo is handed over in a very high quality rigid case made out of renewable, natural fibers.
Sustainability is an essential cornerstone.