Karl-Erik Gummesson (1910-2000) was one of Sweden’s foremost guitar makers. He learned his craft in Spain in the 1940’s and was deeply inspired by the guitars by Santos Hernandez. During the 50’s he also started building copies of antique instruments such as vihuelas, lutes, baroque guitars etc.
This guitar is one of my personal favorites. It has the most beautiful and deep bass without sacrificing the trebles. The sound is very Spanish and reminiscent of the greatest Spanish luthiers from the mid 20th century.
Back and sides: rosewood
Price: 2200 €