Jean Pierre SARDIN
Barcelona, Spain, 2008
German Spruce Soundboard, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
Ebony fretboard with 640 mm string length
$ 7250 Sold
Jean Pierre Sardin has made another of his outstanding concert guitars with a spruce top which is comfortable to play with 64 cm string length.
This exquisite guitar has woodworking and marquetry that are simply astounding and a tone that has great finesse. The rosette features a circular band of Mediterranean bruyere with its bird's-eye configuration in deep brown, bordered by maple and ebony and stopping before it reaches either side of the fingerboard. The joinery at the center of the back is a graceful double curve in the shape of an elongated hourglass. The headstock features inlaid bruyereand and the bridge is beautifully shaped and decorated..
When it comes to the tone, here you have a guitar that sings with the pure voice of the choicest aged spruce from the Alps or cedar from the Rockies. The top is gently domed, as is the back, and from the tension thus created comes a clarity and sonority that is both crystalline and warm with good sustain. The tops of these guitars are French polished for optimum tone, while the backs, sides and necks have been coated with nitrocellulose lacquer for durability.
Jean Pierre Sardin is a guitar maker who has situated himself perfectly between the best traditions of Spain and France, having been born, raised and trained in Paris and established a workshop just across the Pyrennees Mountains in Barcelona.