David PACE guitars
We believe that David Pace is one of the best luthiers in the United States. He is continuously demonstrating his enormous skill and insight in fine guitar-making and we rank his instruments among the best we've seen and heard from American luthiers.
See what Classical Guitar magazine has to say in a recent review of one of David's wonderful guitars, click here.
Baltimore, Maryland 2014
Cedar Soundboard, Double Top
Indian Rosewood back and sides
Ebony fingerboard, Gotoh tuning machines
This is another superb double top we have received from David Pace. So far in our working together his guitars have sold very quickly and no wonder with all the power and tonal clarity they demonstrated.
The double top functions like an amplifier with two separate vibrating surfaces separated by a thin layer of super light Nomax. The strength of projection of this instrument is amazing and the balance from bass to treble is all that could be desired.
David has crafted this guitar with meticulous standards of woodworking and acoustic finesse and the result is a lively concert instrument that will fill any recital hall with its beautiful voice.
Baltimore, Maryland, 2012
Port Orford cedar single soundboard, Honduran rosewood back and sides
Graf tuning machines, ebony fingerboard, raised fingerboard, 20th fret
Baltimore, Maryland, 2015
German Spruce soundboard, Indian rosewood back and sides
Gotoh tuning machines, ebony fingerboard
This is another one of David's very beautiful traditional standard soundboard instruments. It has Pace's customary imposing sonic presence, displaying a rich, tender and complex pallette of sound. Powerful rolling bass notes support brilliant trebles with an amazingly rich mid-range. The soundboard is reinforced with the traditional seven fan braces. The impeccable French polish finish is a lovely enhancement to the very fine 10-year-old German spruce and the 20-year-old high quality Indian rosewood. A marvelous instrument for the concert hall or home.
To find out more about David Pace's philosophy and approach to guitarmaking click on the video below made in November 2010 in Paris. France.
Nathan Mills performs Koyunbaba on a Pace guitar: