Master Luthier: Constantin Dumitru
Model: ‘New Concept’
Top: Solid Canadian Cedar
Back: Solid Indian Rosewood ‘Arched’
Sides: Solid Indian Rosewood
Rosette: Hand made and inset (newest design)
Fret Board: Ebony (20th Fret)
Finish: nitrocellulose lacquer back & sides Shellac (French) polish top
This is the latest designed New Concept model concert classical guitar which Constantin Dumitriu has completed and we are in awe of it – such a beautifully crafted classical guitar with a tonal quality only expected from those luthiers at the top of their profession.
Some say it’s a guitar similar to the guitar of Greg Smallman;
Some say it’s a guitar similar to the guitar of Matthias Dammann;
We say neither…we simply, and with much excitement, say it is one of the greatest achievements and developments in the guitar world today…
Breathing inspiration from the Smallamn and Dammann guitar for sure, but this guitar belongs to the hands and imagination of one of the greatest makers in the world today – Constantin Dumitriu.
The new concept model is built of all solid woods and has an internal bracing system which has taken Constantin over 25 years of tireless dedication, research and hard work, through the building process of many wonderful concert guitars, to achieve – what we say is the new chapter in the history of the classical guitar.
The internal bracing is scientifically thought out and designed on the human voice, and quality hand built to ensure this guitar delivers in any concert hall of any size.
The tonality is what you would expect, loud without loss of colour and great projection. A real clarity which allows every individual melody and or harmony to fill the air, and the listener to inhale all the wonderful musical colours created.
The wood used in the construction of this guitar is of the highest grade (as can clearly be seen in the photographs)
Constantin describes this guitar as the ‘New Concept’ model and that is exactly what it is – a new concept. This is a concert guitar which is going to revolutionise the classical guitar world.
This wonderful guitar exceeds all expecations and is, for us here at Nugent Guitars, one of Constantin’s finest pieces of work produced to date.
This guitar is weighty and loud, but Constantin has worked extremely hard and meticulously to ensure that it is extremely versatile and colourful.
A very sophisticated concert guitar for the serious professional player.
Constantin Dumitru has fast emerged as one the most gifted luthiers out of Europe and overseas. His guitar are regularly chosen by professional players at his home land of Romania and overseas.