David PACE guitars
I believe David Pace is going to be one of the best known luthiers in the United States. A relative newcomer, David has achieved enormous skill and insight in fine guitar making already and I rank his recent instruments among the best I've seen and heard from American workshops.
Baltimore Maryland, 2012
German Spruce soundboard, Indian rosewood back and sides
Gotoh tuning machines, ebony fingerboard
$6500 with case SOLD Another guitar expected late summer 2013
This guitar is his 2012/number 3. As soon as I heard it I was impressed by its imposing sonic presence in the room. Powerful rolling bass notes supporting 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.
Baltimore, USA, 2011 Cedar Double Top Soundboard, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides Ebony fretboard, 650 mm string length. $6500 SOLD
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 Pace 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.
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: