Pascal QUINSON

Montauban, France, 2016
Western Red Cedar Soundboard, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
Ebony fretboard with 650 mm string length.

  $8400

We started importing the guitars of Pascal Quinson in the year 2000 and have sold many in these 17 years. They have always impressed us as being "noble" in design and in sonority, and this new instrument re-confirms those impressions. This guitar is incredibly rich and resonant, with great complexity as well as remarkable power and balance across all registers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pascal Quinson's knowledge and taste are superb both in the selection of highest quality cedar for the soundboard and beautiful dark old East Indian Rosewood for the back and sides and in the fabrication of a distinctive and artful original design rosette. The heel sports a small original mother-of-pearl inlay that completes the guitar's subtle uniqueness.

Pascal began his study of classical guitar at the Conservatoire de Montreuil and then went on to a brief career as a jazz guitarist. After meeting one of the first modern French concert guitar makers, Christian Aubin, Pascal decided to become a luthier and received guidance from both Daniel Friederich and Paulino Bernabe.

As the article about Pascal in 'Luthiers & Guitares d'en France" (the reference book on the subject) says: "For this lover of J.S. Bach the sound that he prefers has well separated notes: the guitar is a polyphonic instrument which should give a rich timbre and be perfectly balanced."

This new Quinson guitar certainly possesses those qualities plus an ample range of tone colors and a powerful warm voice.

 

If you click on the link below you will see and hear the great guitar duo Agua e Vinho performing on 2 of Pascal Quinson's guitars.  

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCah_3vUiAdhaqGxUJINlxiw?feature=csp-in-feed 

Montauban, France, 2014

 German Spruce soundboard, Indian Rosewood back and sides

Ebony fingerboard, 650 string length.

$8400

 



 

 

 

Lauzerte, Pres de Toulouse, France 2009

Western Red Cedar Soundboard, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides
Ebony fretboard with 650 mm string length, USED
$ 6,900

This is a fine, mature example of a well-played Quinson. A very thin crack in the top has been repaired by luthier David Pace. There are several dings and strafe marks which are the only reasons this guitar is being offered at this price. A great value for the serious performer.